One of the benefits of being a member is patronage capital credits. Each year, the operating margins (money left over at the end of the year after all expenses have been paid) are allocated to each member's capital credits account based on their electricity purchases that year. The allocated margins are retained and used by Clearwater Power for operating capital. This reduces the amount the cooperative has to borrow.
Each year, the Board of Directors determines if the cooperative is financially able to pay prior year's capital credits back to the members. When so approved, the cooperative refunds designated prior year's capital credits, by check, to members who used electricity during the designated years.
To date, Clearwater Power has refunded capital credits every year since 1988 totaling over $11 million.
Even if you move and are no longer a member of the cooperative, the capital credits remain in your account. Be sure to update your address with Clearwater Power if you move so we can send future capital credit checks to the correct address.
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If you find your name on the list, or you know the current address of someone on the list, please contact us to help us disburse those funds.