Capital Credits

Because Decatur County REMC is a cooperative, owned by its members, it does not technically earn profits. Instead, any revenues over and above the cost of doing business are considered “margins.” These margins represent an interest-free loan of operating capital by the membership to the cooperative. This capital allows Decatur County REMC to finance operations and — to a certain extent — construction, with the intent that this capital will be repaid to you, our members, in later years.