Cooperative is not just what we are, it’s how we operate.
Electric cooperatives are consumer-owned membership corporations originally formed in the 1930s and ’40s to provide electric service to rural sections of the country. Today there are over 900 electric cooperatives throughout 47 states that serve over 42 million people.
ODEC was incorporated
7 Cooperative Principals
We value our Members and their Member-Owners, our Employees, and our Stakeholders, and we pursue continuous learning with a commitment to the following values:
We promote an accident-free, secure and healthy work environment with the goal of eliminating at-risk behaviors and unsafe conditions.
We do the right things by maintaining high ethical standards, focusing on fairness and respect, embracing diversity and never compromising our values.
We accept responsibility for our actions and for the effective use of people’s talents, environmental resources, and physical assets.
We are committed to serving our members and their member owners by providing reliable, environmentally-balanced power supply at the lowest possible cost.