You are a member-owner
The most important difference between URE and other electric utilities is that we are a cooperative.
You are a member. You belong here and you are an owner of our business.
We are uniquely member-oriented because any net margins from our business operations are returned to you, the member-owners, based on your patronage in the business. This is known as patronage capital credits.
As a member-owner, you share responsibility for our success or failure, along with the benefits you receive. The most important way you can demonstrate your responsibility is by participating in the annual election of trustees.
You are represented by a Board of Trustees who act as the voice of the membership. There are seven positions on the board, defined by the service territory.
Members are also encouraged to speak up on the legislative issues that affect our cooperative. An active membership is the Cooperative’s best defense.