Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative is continuing its long-standing practice of paying capital credits to its member-owners. In September or October (depending on which billing cycle a member receives their bill) members’ electric bills will be lowered with their portion of $1.4 million in capital credits.
Over the last 17 years, Bowie-Cass EC has paid more than $13 million in capital credits to its members.
“Capital credits are another benefit of being a member of an electric cooperative,” said Mark Boyd, General Manager. “Since the Cooperative is not-for-profit, we give the margins, any revenue left after expenses, back to each member based on the amount of electricity they purchased. This is called a capital credit.”
After each fiscal year, and once the determination has been made that the financial condition of the Cooperative is stable and adequate to meet operating costs and debt covenants, the Board of Directors may elect to return excess capital by retiring capital credits to the Co-op members. An allocation is the amount set aside into a separate account to be used as operating capital over a given period of time. The Board decides when and how much of each year’s capital credits will be returned to members with these allocations. (Read More)
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