What makes us different?
The Cooperative will always represent our membership’s best interest.
The aim of Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is to make electric energy available to its members at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and good management.
Committed to continuous improvement in:
- Workplace Safety
- Member Satisfaction
- Employee Success
With integrity in all we do.
All cooperative businesses adhere to seven guiding principles:
- Voluntary and Open Membership
Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
- Democratic Member Control
Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. The elected representatives are accountable to the membership.
- Members’ Economic Participation
Members contribute equally to, and democratically control the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative.
- Autonomy and Independence
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.
Training and Information: Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.
- Concern for Community
While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.