Purpose drives everything America's electric cooperatives do, and this video shows how it's part of the cooperative DNA.
It's National Co-op month! Every October, not-for-profit cooperatives of all stripes have celebrated Cooperative Month. During this time, it makes sense to highlight the qualities that make electric cooperatives different from other types of utilities and businesses: local democratic control, commitment to supporting the communities they serve and improving quality of life, providing special benefits and services, and the return of margins back to members in the form of capital credits. Overall, co-ops are more accessible than other types of businesses. They give their members a voice, and are local—living and working alongside those they serve. That’s the cooperative difference!