How Your Coop Works
What is a Cooperative?
An electric cooperative is an organization formed by a group of people for the purpose of providing electric service in an area which, for many reasons, did not attract an investor owned utility.
What gives you the power?
How does Macon Electric Cooperative receive power to meet the electric demands of its member-owners? Macon Electric is one of 41 rural electric distribution cooperatives in Missouri. We purchase electricity from Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), a generation cooperative which is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. AECI then transfers the electricity to six transmission cooperatives including Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative, located in Palmyra, Missouri. Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative then brings the electricity to the substations so it can be distributed to you – the member-owners!
What are the advantages of being a member?
Macon Electric Cooperative is equally owned by its members, and being a member of Macon Electric Cooperative has many benefits! One of which is that you have a say in how your Cooperative operates! You can exercise your rights as a member-owner at MEC’s Annual Membership Meeting held each year in August. Your participation and input at the annual meeting is vital to the continued success of your cooperative. It’s an important way to ensure that MEC will continue to not only meet your expectations, but exceed them in every way possible!