As a member of Baldwin EMC, you’re part of something special. You’re more than just a customer – you’re actually an owner. That means Baldwin EMC is your cooperative. We don’t answer to any distant shareholders or investors. Our only investors are you, which means providing you with the most reliable service is our primary goal.
Baldwin EMC is also a not-for-profit organization. We set our rates just high enough to cover the cost of doing business. Any margins above and beyond that are refunded to our members in the form of capital credits. That’s another unique benefit of being a cooperative member, and being a member of Baldwin EMC.
As a member, you also have democratic control over the operations at your cooperative. Our policies and procedures are determined by an elected seven-member Board of Trustees. As a Baldwin EMC member, you elect these Trustees for three-year terms, which means they represent you – your wants, needs and ideas. I’m sure you’ll find those things are never far from our minds.
That’s why we call you member. We work every day to provide the most reliable and affordable electricity possible and to improve the quality of life in our communities. We act like neighbors because we are neighbors. That’s the cooperative difference.