What is an Electric Cooperative?

An electric cooperative in an organization formed by a group of people for the purpose of providing electric service in an area which, for many reasons, did not attract an investor owned utility…

How do we get our power?

How does Intercounty Electric Cooperative receive power to meet the electric demands of its member-owners?  Intercounty  Electric is one of 41 rural electric distribution cooperatives in Missouri.  We purchase electricity from Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), a generation cooperative which is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.  AECI then transfers the electricity to six transmission cooperatives including Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative, located in Marshfield, Missouri.  Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative then brings the electricity to the substations, which feed the lines of Intercounty Electric, so it can be distributed to you – the member-owners.

What are the advantages of being a member?

Intercounty Electric Cooperative is equally owned by its members, and being a member of Intercounty Electric Cooperative has many benefits!  One of which is having a say in how the Cooperative operates.  You can exercise your rights as a member-owner at IECA’s Annual Membership meeting held each year in June.  Your participation and input at the annual meeting is vital to the continued success of your cooperative.  It’s an important way to ensure that IECA will continue to not only meet your expectations, but exceed them in every way possible.

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Capital Credits

Your co-op is a not-for-profit electric cooperative, owned by the members we serve. Every year the Board of Directors allocates a portion of unused margins from past years to be returned to our members. These are called Capital Credits and checks are mailed to each member who is due a capital credit payout.


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