Capital Credits

Capital Credits

As dictated by cooperative principles and provision of CCECA’s bylaws, margins representing the difference between revenue and expenses are annually allocated to individual members’ capital credit accounts on the basis of each member’s patronage during that year.

Annually, the board of directors reviews the financial status of the cooperative to determine whether or not it is prudent to refund accrued patronage capital to members.  The first-in, first-out method of retirement of capital credits is used at CCECA.  We are currently on a 30 year rotation.