By and large, we don’t get to choose who provides our electric service. Folks on opposite sides of the road may be served by different electric providers, some by a stockholder-driven investor-owned utility, others by a city-owned municipal electric system. We are a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by you and your fellow members.
Every home or business that receives power from an electric cooperative — 18 million in 47 states — owns a portion of the utility. As a result, anyone who receives cooperative electric service becomes a member and consumer, not a customer. Across the nation, electric co-ops serve more than 42 million people.
Being a member matters. Beauregard Electric Cooperative (BECi) doesn’t exist to make profits for distant investors on Wall Street. We exist to provide you with safe, reliable, and affordable electric service — and doing so in a way that raises the quality of life in our communities.
Membership matters because you have a voice and a vote in how your co-op is governed. Through democratic control, members like you elected someone from your co-op area to serve on the BECi Board of Directors. Control stays in local hands. Your board of directors, along with those who work for your co-op, are your friends and neighbors.
Board of Directors
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