We are a local business owned by and operated for the benefit of those using our services. Cooperatives are not for profit and profits and earnings generated by the cooperative are distributed back to the members
Coastal Electric Cooperative (CEC) was organized by a group of farmers in January of 1940 as a non-profit organization to be owned by its members and governed by a Board of Trustees to be elected by its members. In August of 1940, right-of-way clearing began to allow for the construction of power lines. Today we serve in excess of 11,000 accounts over 2,000 miles of power lines from 12 substations.
Coastal Electric Cooperative is a non-profit organization owned by its members and governed by a Board of Trustees who are elected by its members. Coastal Electric’s service territory is divided into nine districts. Each district has one elected trustee to represent all of the members of that district for a term of three years.
Coastal Electric, along with Cooperatives around the world, operate according to a core set of principles. These principles, along with the cooperative purpose of improving quality of life for their members, make electric cooperatives different from other electric utilities.