Vision, Mission and Values
What makes us different?
The Cooperative will always represent our membership's best interest.
The aim of Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is to make electric energy available to its members at the lowest cost consistent with sound economy and good management.
Committed to continuous improvement in:
- Workplace Safety
- Member Satisfaction
- Employee Success
With integrity in all we do.
All cooperative businesses adhere to seven guiding principles:
- Voluntary and Open Membership: Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use
their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
- Democratic Member Control: Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who
actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. The elected
representatives are accountable to the membership.
- Members' Economic Participation: Members contribute equally to, and democratically control the capital of
their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property
of the cooperative.
- Autonomy and Independence: Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their
members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including
governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that
ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative
- Education, Training and Information: Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected
representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to
the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public,
particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives: Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the
cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and
- Concern for Community: While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.