Unlike investor-owned utilities that maximize profits to pay dividends to investors, not-for-profit electric cooperatives provide electric service to our members at the lowest possible cost without a profit motive. This business model allows for the periodic return of margins (money left over after all operating expenses have been paid) to our members during specified years in the form of Capital Credits.
The 2017 member capital credit allocation amount is $0.0552798 per dollar billed. The allocation can be estimated on the dollar amount of a member’s regular monthly electric service, as billed or prepaid, for the year.
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