Part of what sets electric membership cooperatives or EMCs apart from the larger investor-owned utilities (IOUs) is that EMCs are not-for-profit. This means that any revenue that is collected after covering our operation costs is returned to our members in the form of Capital Credits based on each member's energy usage for a given year. Southern Rivers Energy typically refunds capital credits in December.
To date the cooperative has refunded more than $18.2 million to its members. For questions regarding capital credits please contact the head of our patronage capital department, April Sorrow at 770-358-1383 ext. 320 or toll free, 877-358-1383.
In 2017, SRE returned margins or capital credits, for a portion of years 2001 and 2002, some of which were returned to us undeliverable due to insufficient addresses. CLICK HERE to view this list of names.