• Vt. Electric Co-op returning $850K to members
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     | September 19,2013
     

    MONTPELIER — The Vermont Electric Cooperative is returning $850,000 to members, the first time it’s made such a distribution in its 75-year history.

    In previous years, the Co-op has reinvested earnings in upgrades to its electrical system and used capital to secure power supply contracts.

    Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1aIvEa4) the co-op recently adopted new policies that enable “patronage capital” distributions. That’s based on the principle that the economic benefits of a cooperative’s operation should be returned to its members or reinvested in the co-op.

    The distributions apply to members during 1997 and 2012. Active members in good account standing and with patronage capital balances from these years can expect to receive a credit on their bills between now and mid-October.

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