The mission of Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, Inc. is to safely provide reliable, competitively-priced electric service for our member-owners to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve while embracing cooperative principles and values.
The Seven Cooperative Principles
Holmes-Wayne Electric Operates in accordance with these seven Cooperative Principles:
Voluntary and Open Membership
Cooperatives are open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
Democratic Member Control
Cooperatives are controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. Members have equal voting rights - one member, one vote.
Members’ Economic Participation
Members contribute equally to the capital of their cooperative. Surpluses are allocated to the benefit of members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative.
Autonomy and Independence
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.
Education, Training and Information
Cooperatives provide education and training to their members, and inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Cooperatives service their members most effectively by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.
Concern for Community
Cooperatives works for sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.