It Pays To Be a Member
As a member of Citizens Electric, you are also an owner. Unlike investor-owned utilities that generate profits on behalf of shareholders, not-for-profit electric cooperatives return any profits, or margins, to their members in the form of capital credits.
Rates are designed to recover the costs of purchasing and delivering power, maintaining the Corporation's transmission and distribution systems, operating expenses, and maintaining a level of margin that will enable the Corporation to finance its operations and construct new electric facilities.
At the discretion of the Board of Directors, capital credits are refunded to members whenever they determine that returning capital credits will not jeopardize the Corporation's financial stability.