Cloverland Electric Cooperative was built by the communities we serve to deliver safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our cooperative members. The co-op services 43,000 meters, with 4,000 miles of line through five rural counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Cloverland maintains local control of Sault Ste. Marie’s historic hydroelectric power plant, which contributes to generating 40-50% of the co-op’s power with renewable energy. As an electric cooperative, we are locally owned and operated yet we’re also a part of something bigger. Across the country, electric cooperatives work together to restore power during major outages, develop new technologies, and build infrastructure that benefits us all.
Being a member-owner of a cooperative distinguishes you from other electric utility consumers, as well as other business models, in important ways.
- Co-op leaders are members of our local community. Our nine board members live right here in our local area and are elected by co-op members just like you.
- We belong to the communities we serve. Since we are a cooperative, any excess revenue is shared back with members, over time.
- We follow the same seven cooperative principles that all cooperative businesses follow across the United States.
Cloverland Electric is proud to be a part of the local community and we care about our members. We’re always looking for new ways to help our members conserve energy, save money, and take advantage of the technology that’s changing the way we live and work. Follow Cloverland Electric Cooperative on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay informed on news, outages, and energy efficiency tips.
7 Cooperative Principles
- Voluntary and Open Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Members Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training, and Information
- Cooperation among Cooperatives
- Concern for Community
Cloverland Electric Cooperative, through local control, will improve the quality of life for its members by proactively managing their unique energy needs.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned utility focused on delivering exceptional services through the generation and safe delivery of reliable and affordable energy solutions that encourage growth, foster innovation, and strengthen the communities we serve.
Cloverland Electric Cooperative was founded in 1938 to provide electricity across the rural communities of Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula. The co-op acquired Edison Sault Electric in 2010, nearly doubling the size of Cloverland’s member base. Cloverland Electric originally started with 1,090 members, continued growing and now powers over 34,000 members across five counties. While membership has grown over the years, the primary mission remains steadfast to provide our members with safe, reliable, and affordable electricity.