THIS IS YOUR COOPERATIVE

YOUR ENERGY BILL MAY BE EARNING YOU MONEY

CREDITS

MONEY BACK
As you pay your monthly electric bills, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative uses the income to grow, operate and maintain a safe and reliable electrical system. Any money received over and above the cost of doing business is called margins. Your portion of the margins is then returned to you in the form of credits. In co-op utilities, the profits are returned to you, the consumer-member. In other types of utilities, the profits go to stockholders.
HOW IT WORKS
  1. Co-op member uses electricity provided by ECEC.
  2. ECEC tracks member electricity use and payments.
  3. Year-end accounting and audit are completed. Financial obligations of the cooperative are met.
  4. Board approves the portion of the margins to be distributed to members as credits.
  5. Checks are mailed to qualifying members.

OVER $16,000,000 RETURNED TO ECEC MEMBERS SINCE 1938

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Credits are one of the many ways that members exercise control over and benefit from owning the cooperative.

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