Salem Electric Owner's Manual
Welcome to Salem Electric. You are now a member/owner of Salem Electric – an electric cooperative owned by the people it serves. This Owner’s Manual is your guide to your cooperative. As a member of Salem Electric you receive reliable electric service, you get to elect the people who represent you on the board of directors, and you have access to a variety of programs and services designed to meet your needs from a staff that is committed to providing good customer service.
What is the benefit of membership? Salem Electric operates as an IRS 501(c)12 not-for- profit cooperative and we provide power to you at the true cost of service. When you accept electric service from Salem Electric, you agree to abide by the bylaws, policies, and procedures of the cooperative.
Cooperative members influence the way in which the co-op operates by electing a board of directors who represents them. The directors determine the general direction of the cooperative by establishing policies, making financial decisions, and setting rates.
Your co-op is accountable to you, our members. Co-op employees are people you know, people you see in the community. We support the communities we serve through donations, sponsorships, and participation by volunteering our time.