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Mission Statement

To provide diversified, innovative energy and related services to its customers consistent with sound business practices, while always acting in a community-building leadership role.

About CEC

Information and facts about Coastal Electric Cooperative.

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    What is a Cooperative

    A business that belongs to everyone

    We are a local business owned by and operated for the benefit of those using our services. Cooperatives are not for profit and profits and earnings generated by the cooperative are distributed back to the members

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    Our History

    Past to present

    Coastal Electric Cooperative (CEC) was organized by a group of farmers in January of 1940 as a non-profit organization to be owned by its members and governed by a Board of Trustees to be elected by its members. In August of 1940, right-of-way clearing began to allow for the construction of power lines. Today we serve in excess of 11,000 accounts over 2,000 miles of power lines from 12 substations.

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    Your Board of Trustees

    Elected by the members to serve

    Coastal Electric Cooperative is a non-profit organization owned by its members and governed by a Board of Trustees who are elected by its members. Coastal Electric's service territory is divided into nine districts. Each district has one elected trustee to represent all of the members of that district for a term of three years. Our Board has elected to meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM at our main office, pursuant to bylaw requirements.

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    The Cooperative Principles

    Beliefs we live by

    Coastal Electric, along with Cooperatives around the world, operate according to a core set of principles. These principles, along with the cooperative purpose of improving quality of life for their members, make electric cooperatives different from other electric utilities.

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    CEC Bylaws

    Latest adopted Cooperative Bylaws

    Bylaws are the rules for governing an organization, including Coastal Electric Cooperative. Bylaws are approved by the membership. You can view copy of Coastal Electric’s bylaws here.