Electric co-ops grow for the communities they serve

October is National Co-op Month

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric is joining cooperatives across the U.S., to celebrate National Co-op Month during October.

Co-ops come in all shapes and sizes, but they each have a common goal: to provide goods or services for the members of the co-op.

Electric cooperatives, including Steele-Waseca, exist to serve their members. Our priority is to provide safe, affordable, and reliable energy to our local communities. Because we are led by you, the members we serve, we can evolve to meet your needs from rebates, to electronic payment and account access, to renewable energy options.

During October, as we recognize Co-op Month, we’re focusing on the ways “Co-ops Grow,” for their members:

• Co-ops Grow Communities: Co-ops help communities grow by promoting economic empowerment, fostering community engagement, and supporting the unique needs of the co-op members. “Concern for Community” is one of our core principles—and being community-focused is essential to everything we do.

• Co-ops Grow Together: Co-ops are all about cooperation, not competition. That’s why electric co-ops work together to share lessons learned, successful strategies and better ways to serve our members. We’re better when we grow together!

• Co-ops Grow Tomorrow’s Leaders: Electric co-ops serve as fertile ground for growing tomorrow’s leaders through a variety of youth engagement programs. Whether through school demonstrations, community events, or the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program, we’re committed to providing opportunities for local youth to learn and thrive in our community and beyond. • Co-ops Grow for You: At Steele-Waseca, your satisfaction is our number one goal. It’s why we were formed many years ago to fulfill a uniquely local purpose. We’ve come a long way since then, and your needs continue to evolve. That’s why we’ll never stop growing for you!