Celebrating Our Members We’re Proud to Serve

Posted: September 5, 2023 at 9:40 a.m.

National Co-op Month is a great time to remind our 34,000 members that Cloverland Electric Cooperative was created to serve our community. Back in the day, neighbors banded together and formed our co-op for the common good. In our case, it was the only way the community could bring electricity to the area where there was none. Adding Edison Sault Electric’s customers and service territory in 2010 helped our cooperative community thrive. That mission-focused heritage is the common thread in our 85-year history.

Today, we are continuing to power the Eastern Upper Peninsula community. While our focus has remained steady on providing reliable energy to our members, today’s energy landscape and consumer expectations are far different than they were decades ago. That’s why we’re adapting, to keep pace with changing technology, evolving needs and new expectations.

Since we’re a co-op, we operate a little differently than other utilities. Cloverland’s decisions are made by directors who also live right here in our community. Everyone who pays to receive electricity from the co-op is a member. When you pay your electric bill each month, your money stays here – to pay for the electricity used, or to make improvements to our local infrastructure to strengthen service reliability. As an electric cooperative, you can count on our team to maintain local jobs, at-cost electricity and exceptional service, no matter what the economy –– and supply chain issues –– throw at us.

In June, we conducted a member survey to gather your feedback on co-op programs and services so that we can plan and adjust for the future. Thank you to our 4,193 members who participated! Your responses greatly inform our strategic planning decisions and communications to best suit your needs.

Serving as your trusted energy advisor means we want to help you save energy (and money) and provide advice and information on a broad range of energy topics. For energy savings, check out Cloverland.com/eo for energy optimization incentives and a free residential energy audit. Consider scheduling a free energy audit with one of our energy experts to identify ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home, business or farm. Understanding how your home uses energy can help determine the
best ways to modify energy use and save money.

Our success lies in your satisfaction, which is why we offer these opportunities to engage and listen to what you have to say. If you want to receive important information from Cloverland such as planned outages and tree-trimming alerts, be sure we have your email address. Stay in the know with SmartHub alerts and our quarterly e-newsletter.

Please know that you – Cloverland members – are at the heart of everything we do. Co-ops adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core values of honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness and service.

We exist to serve you and provide the quality, reliability and friendly service you expect and deserve. While we’ve grown over the years, we’re still driven by the same guiding principles to serve our community. We hope to see or hear from you soon. This co-op was created for you, the members. The power is in your hands.