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Co-op business model gives members the credit

Electric cooperatives have a different way of conducting business than other utilities.  The main benefit of the co-op business model is that members own the organization. They receive revenue in excess of expenses, called margins, in the form of patronage capital. Electric co-ops collect enough revenue to run and expand the business but with no need to raise rates to generate profits for distant shareholders.

Learn more about how Adams Electric returns patronage to its members at http://www.gettysburgtimes.com/news/progress2014/article_7bb8b112-c753-59c8-897c-49b47f28943c.html.

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