As a not-for-profit, all revenues REC receives through monthly bill payments, beyond the costs for providing electric service, remain the property of REC's member-owners and are assigned to you in the form of Capital Credits. Those credits are returned to you over time. The longer you have been a member-owner, and the more electricity you have used, the larger your share of Capital Credits will be.
Trees are one of the major causes of power outages in areas with overhead utility lines. REC works hard maintaining its rights of way near overhead lines to provide safe and reliable electrical service.