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An electric cooperative is a private, non-profit company whose purpose is to deliver electricity to its customers or members. As a cooperative, they are required to fulfill two requirements including reinvesting revenue into their service area communities through stable rates and infrastructure or returning it to members through patronage capital. Cooperatives are also required to operate using a model of democracy.

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Why Become a Cooperative Member?


Membership Benefits

Making the decision to join your local electric cooperative rather than continue to rely on commercial electrical utilities is an advantageous one that begins benefiting members right away.

Members vote in board member elections, participate in policy making and influence the company in sharing their ideas and concerns. Members also receive revenues or margins in the form of capital credits.

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Energy Rates & Programs


Barry Electric provides farm and home electricity at competitive rates!
We are also very pleased to offer green power blocks through our Green Power Program.

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Celebrate Cooperative Month

October brings many things, signs of the season changing, festivals are being held everywhere but if you are a member of a cooperative you can celebrate Cooperative Month! Check out the October addition of our Barry Electric magazine to discover all of the exciting things happening at your local electric cooperative and in your community.

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