Power in Your Hands

Posted on Sep 02 2023 in Daviess-Martin County REMC
Ryan Dant

You may have asked yourself, what makes electric co-ops different from other types of utilities? This month, I thought I’d tell you a few of the things that make electric cooperatives different.

Because we’re a co-op, we operate a little differently than other utilities. Daviess-Martin County REMC’s decisions are made locally, by directors who also live right here in our community. Everyone who pays to receive electricity from the co-op is a member. When you pay your electric bill each month, your money stays here — to pay for the electricity used, or to make improvements to our local system to strengthen service reliability. The money you pay the co-op doesn’t line the pockets of shareholders five states away. We’re a co-op, and we exist to provide a service to you, our local members.

You may notice that throughout the year, we schedule opportunities for you to attend co-op events, like our annual meeting and member appreciation day, so we can hear from you. We conduct an annual survey to gather your feedback on co-op programs and services so that we can plan and adjust for the future.

Our success lies in your satisfaction, which is why we offer these opportunities to engage and listen to what you have to say.

Because you’re part of an electric cooperative, you can count on our team to maintain local jobs, at-cost electricity and first-class service, no matter what the economy — and supply chain issues — throw at us.

Daviess-Martin County REMC is striving to keep our costs as low as possible so we can keep more money in your pocket. We want to help you maximize the value you can get from our services and offerings.

We keep our members updated with what is going on at the co-op through our Facebook page. Whenever there is an event, that will be your source for the most up-to-date information.

Please know that you — the members of Daviess-Martin County REMC — are at the heart of everything we do. Co-ops adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core values of honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness and service.

We exist to serve you and provide the quality, reliable, friendly service you expect and deserve. While we’ve grown over the years, we’re still driven by the same guiding principles to serve our community. We hope to see or hear from you soon. This co-op was created for you, the members. The power is in your hands.