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About Us

Firelands Electric Cooperative is owned by the people who receive electric service from their cooperative, which is operated for the benefit of its member-owners on a non-profit basis. Like thousands of other member-owned cooperative businesses around the world, Firelands Electric focuses on service instead of profits.

Mission Statement
It is our mission to improve the quality of life of our members by:

  • Delivering reliable electric service at competitive prices
  • Following the seven Cooperative Principles
  • Supporting the communities where our members live and work

Board of Trustees
A nine member Board of Trustees, comprised of cooperative members elected by their fellow members, governs Firelands Electric. All active members of the cooperative are eligible to run for election to the Board of Trustees. The election process takes place annually during the cooperative's Annual Meeting of Members that is held in June.

Capital Credits
Firelands Electric Cooperative is a non-profit corporation owned by its members. As owners of the co-op, members are responsible for providing a portion of the funding necessary to operate the business. Co-op members contribute this funding with their capital credits.
The members' capital credits represent their share of the ownership of the cooperative. This money is used by the co-op to fund additions and improvements to the system until it is returned to the members on a delayed basis. Click here to learn more about capital credits and the benefits of being a co-op member.

Cardinal Generation Station
Firelands Electric Cooperative receives the electricity it distributes to its members from Buckeye Power's Cardinal Generating Station located on the Ohio River near Brilliant, Ohio.The Cardinal plant, which burns coal to produce electricity, incorporates state-of-the-art technology and is one of the cleanest coal-fired generating plants in the world. Buckeye Power is the Generation and Transmission cooperative that supplies power to Firelands Electric. Click here to learn more about your cooperative's power supply.

Service Territory
Firelands Electric Cooperative owns and maintains more than 993 miles of distribution lines that bring safe and dependable electric power to more than 9,100 members. The cooperative serves rural portions of Ashland, Huron, Lorain and Richland counties.

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