Studies have shown that communities where owners occupy the majority of homes are more successful academically, are more physically fit and have a stronger sense of community. While owning a home may not be possible or desirable for everyone, ownership does matter. It just seems to make sense that we treat things we own with greater care.
Chances are you probably don’t think too often about your ownership role with your electric cooperative. Members of Southern Indiana Power, including you, can take pride in the fact that you are an owner of your electric co-op. While at times it may seem easy to take the delivery of electricity for granted, we are working 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to make sure you, the member-owners of the co-op, are well taken care of when it comes to your electricity needs.
Locally based cooperatives believe in this special bond and obligation to be an integral part of the community. Southern Indiana Power understands that you can’t sell electricity to a business that has closed its doors, or to people who have left the community because there are not enough local opportunities. Electricity is a critical need, but it takes more than poles, wires and kilowatt-hours to make a community thrive and grow.
You are owners of the co-op just as you are owners of the community. Our community is strong. Think about how much greater it can be when we all work cooperatively to tackle our future challenges. If we act like owners on a consistent basis, we will put even more care and attention into our community, and we will look locally for solutions. Finding local solutions can help keep money — and people — right here in our community.
We all have a role to play. As your local electric cooperative, we promise to do our part in the community. You are the owners of the co-op, and we welcome your thoughts and active participation. Feel free to do so by visiting our office, calling us at 800-323-2316 or contacting us through our website, www.sinpwr.com.