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WHAT'S AN ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE

COOPERATIVE

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

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

GETPOWERED

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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KEEPING CURRENT

LATESTNEWS

Barry Electric Cooperative Board of Directors Selects Mark Aeilts as New Manager

Date: January 18, 2017 Topic: Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Cassville, Missouri) – The Board of Directors of Barry Electric Cooperative (BEC) announced today they have unanimously chosen Mark Aeilts (Isles) as only the 4th Executive Vice President/CEO in the 71 year history of the cooperative. On March 1st Aeilts, who currently serves as Iowa […]

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