Central Electric is a cooperative, owned by the people we serve. They are more than customers. Here at Central, we call them "members" or "member-owners."
One way ownership is reflected is through capital credits. These are members' share of what's left over after we have paid the costs of delivering power, and set aside appropriate funds for emergency situations and regular growth projects. When we are financially able to do so, these capital credits are distributed to members. That means the member-owners financially share in the successful operation of the cooperative. Capital credits are one of the tangible benefits of being served by a co-op.