The Alliance is a not-for-profit electric generation and transmission cooperative. Our members are 23 electric distribution cooperatives (which makes us sort of a co-op of co-ops). Their retail members are the homeowners, farms, schools, and businesses they serve.
In other words, we’re not selling electricity to customers, and we’re not working for shareholders. We’re providing electricity to members who are actually owners. We’re a true cooperative, guided by the seven principles that govern all co-ops:
Open to all without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.
One member, one vote. Every member has a voice.
Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative.
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.
Cooperatives provide education and training for members so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-op.
Co-ops serve their members most effectively by working together.
While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities.