Each cooperative has a unique culture, but they all operate by the seven cooperative principles.
VOLUNTARY AND OPEN MEMBERSHIP: Cooperatives are voluntary organizations open to everyone who uses their services.
DEMOCRATIC MEMBER CONTROL: Cooperatives are controlled by their members. Those members help set policies and make decisions about their cooperative.
MEMBER ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION: Cooperatives are controlled by their members. Those members help set policies and make decisions about their cooperative.
AUTONOMY AND INDEPENDENCE: Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND INFORMATION: Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can effectively contribute to their co-ops’ development.
COOPERATION AMONG COOPERATIVES: Cooperatives work with other cooperatives through local, national, regional and international structures. Doing so helps them better serve their members and also strengthens the cooperative movement.
CONCERN FOR COMMUNITY: Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through member-approved policies.
Ensuring reliable electric service to 1.3 million Hoosiers.
The CEO is just down the hall and the board members are your neighbors.
Fostering community development and supporting local causes.
Education and training fuels our success.
A three-song commute from home to your office means more time with family and friends.
Local office and leadership, with a nationwide network of 70,000 peers.
Co-op personnel support each other. Need a sounding board or have questions? Others are there to help.