What are Capital Credits?

At the end of each year, after all of the cooperative’s bills have been paid and all expenses considered, the amount of money that is left over is called a margin. Margins provide equity for the cooperative and are allocated to the members in proportion to their purchases of electricity during the year. Member credits, otherwise known as capital credits, are your share of the margin. Member credits are allocated annually to each member and are retired in accordance with the cooperative’s bylaws.

If you have questions regarding your member credits, please call (888) 873-9832 our Member Services Department, or to find out more about member credits or YVEA, visit our Contact Us page.