Upon joining Prairie Land Electric, you are considered a member and owner rather than a customer.
Cooperatives belong to the members who use them—people who have organized them to provide themselves with the goods and/or services they need that aren’t being provided for otherwise.
Your electric cooperative was formed by members just like you who needed electric services. They pulled together to organize your electric cooperative.
Providing electric service the cooperative way distinguishes electric coops from investor-owned and electric utilities. Electric cooperative employees and board members are part of the communities the coop serves. They are involved in community activities, such as safety programs at schools, sponsoring local fairs and events, helping little league diamonds with lighting projects, assisting small towns in projects, as well as many, many more unique projects and events that need our help.
Cooperative members have a voice and a vote in cooperative matters.