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You are a member of one of the fastest growing electric cooperatives in the state and nation. Singing River Electric is the 49th largest out of 809 electric distribution co-ops nationwide and is one of more than 673 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in the United States.

With membership comes benefits, including a vote and a say in how this cooperative is run. Our members vote to elect from their neighbors who lead the cooperative. These members serve, represent neighbors, and have a say in monthly business decisions. Another member benefit is capital credits. Singing River Electric uses rate revenue to operate, make loan payments and electrical system improvements. Any remaining revenue is allocated and returned to the members in the form of capital credits.

  • We're Local, Like You

    Electric co-ops are locally owned and operated by the very members they serve, which means the co-op is always looking out for you with a focus on member needs and local priorities. Member-ownership also guarantees every member has a voice in co-op business decisions. How the co-op is run is up to you.

  • We Share More Than Electricity

    We share the same principles. That’s because electric co-ops are located in the communities they power and work hard to improve quality of life for all. We don't just work here, we live here.

  • We're Not For Profit

    Members know they can trust their electric co-op, because it was created to deliver on the promise of providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity to members – not money for shareholders. Rate revenue is used to operate and make payments on loans. Remaining revenue is allocated to members in the form of capital credits.

  • We're About Our Communities

    Community-friendly values mixed with the cooperative business model is what makes electric co-ops stronger and sets us apart from traditional, investor-owned power companies.

Capital Credits

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What are Capital Credits?

  • Singing River Electric's rate revenue is used to operate, make payments on loans and make improvements to the electrical system. Any remaining revenue is allocated to the members in the form of capital credits.

How do members earn Capital Credits?

  • When you signed up for electrical service from the cooperative, you became a member. Each member is allocated capital credits based on their purchases from the cooperative in a calendar year.

How and when are Capital Credits returned?

  • Each year the board of directors decides whether to retire capital credits. There may be years when the cooperative is not able to distribute capital credits because of certain economic conditions and other factors such as major storm damage.
  • Capital credits are returned each year in December thru March either by check mailed to members, or in the form of a credit on the electric bill.

How do I apply for Capital Credits?

  • Singing River Electric Cooperative retired capital credits to members in 2017 for the year 1986.
  • Capital credits less than $100 were credited to active SRE member December 2017 bills.
  • Capital credits greater than $100 were mailed as checks to SRE active members in December 2017.
  • If capital credits were due to you from the year 1986, and your account is still active, there was no need for action. You would have automatically received either a bill credit or check this past December, 2017, depending on the credit amount.
  • If you are applying for capital credits for yourself, and the account is inactive, you need to fill out a "Request for Capital Credits" form.
  • If you are applying for capital credits on behalf of a deceased relative, complete and return the "Request for Capital Credits" form and the "Capital Credit Application Affidavit."

Request For Capital Credits
Business Request for Capital Credit
Capital Credit Application Affidavit

How do you apply for unclaimed Capital Credits?

  • FORMER MEMBERS: It is important that you keep your address updated in our system, so that we may communicate with you about your capital credits.
  • Singing River Electric Cooperative retired capital credits to members in 2017 for the year 1986.
  • Capital credits less than $100 were credited to active SRE member December 2017 bills.
  • Capital credits greater than $100 were mailed as checks to SRE active members in December 2017.
  • If capital credits were due to you from the year 1986, and your account is still active, there was no need for action. You would have automatically received either a bill credit or check this past December, 2017, depending on the credit amount.
  • If you are applying for capital credits for yourself, and the account is inactive, you need to fill out a "Request for Capital Credits" form.
  • If you are applying for capital credits on behalf of a deceased relative, complete and return the "Request for Capital Credits" form and the "Capital Credit Application Affidavit."

What happens to a member's Capital Credits if the member moves away?

  • Capital credits are maintained on record and can still be returned to a member when those credits are retired by the local board of directors. Members who move away may download paperwork from singingriver.com to request capital credits if they were members during the years being retired.

Can I obtain a deceased member's Capital Credits?

  • Yes. Surviving family members may download paperwork from singingriver.com to request capital credits for a deceased relative.

Can SRE just donate my capital credits to charity?

At this time, there is not a way for SRE to donate your capital credits on your behalf.

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Comfort Advantage is a recognized standard for energy-efficient construction and quality products for the home and business. The benefits of Comfort Advantage are promoted by electric cooperatives who provide electric service to more than 400,000 Mississippi homes and businesses.

Questions? We have answers.

Our Member Service Guide and provides information about the benefits of cooperative membership, the seven cooperative principles, electric service requirements, billing options, payment methods, and more.

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Membership Agreement

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Cooperative Bylaws

Statement of Non-discrimination

Singing River Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Statement of Non-discrimination

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call

(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail:         
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. 

Declaración de No discriminación Declaración 

Declaración de No discriminación Declaración 

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las reglamentaciones y politicas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA), se prohibe al USDA, sus agendas, oficinas y empleados, e instituciones que participan o administran los programas del USDA, discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, religion, genera, identidad de genera (incluidas las expresiones de genera), orientaci6n sexual, discapacidad, edad, estado civil, estado familiar/parental, ingresos derivados de un programa de asistencia pOblica, creencias politicas, o reprimendas o represalias por actividades previas sobre derechos civiles, en cualquier programa o actividad Ilevados a cabo o financiados por el USDA (no todas las bases se aplican a todos los programas). Las fechas limite para la presentaci6n de remedios y denuncias varian segun el programa o el incidente.

Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos de comunicacion para obtener informaciOn sobre el programa (por ej., Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje americano de sefias, etc.) deberan comunicarse con la Agenda responsable o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o comunicarse con el USDA a traves del Servicio Federal de Transmisiones al (800) 877-8339. Asimismo, se puede disponer de informaci6n del programa en otros idiomas ademas de ingles.

Para presentar una denuncia por discriminacion en el programa, complete el Formulario de denuncias por discriminaci6n en el programa del USDA, AD-3027, que se encuentra en linea en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la informaci6n solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncias, Ilame al (866) 632-9992. Envie su formulario connpletado o su carta al USDA por los siguientes medios:

 (1) correo: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax:  (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: proqram.intake@usda.qov

El Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos (USDA) es un proveedor, empleador y prestador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

"Esta instituci6n es un proveedor de servicios con igualdad de oportunidades."

Today in Mississippi

Our member publication, Today in Mississippi, is one of many Singing River Electric member services. It is distributed by mail monthly and includes legislative updates, efficiency tips, annual membership meeting announcements and more.