Any net margin of revenue over expenses that is credited to cooperative members in proportion to their use of electricity.
OREMC is an electric cooperative owned by the members we serve. As a not for profit entity, any revenues remaining over and above the cost of doing business are called margins (profits). Our member/owners share in the margins (profits) of the cooperative. The margins are allocated to each individual member based on how much the member paid the cooperative for electricity during the calendar year.
Each time you pay your electric bill you are making an investment in your cooperative. This excess capital is the only form of equity a consumer-owned utility has, and as it accumulates it is assigned to each member’s capital credits account.