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How Were Electric Cooperatives Graded/Scored?
In this section of the scorecard, we measured the ability of member-owners to change their co-op’s bylaws, attend, participate and read minutes from board meetings, if they have access to a fair voting process, and if the cooperative is transparent around key financial information.
Finances / Compensation
In this section, we looked at the average compensation of board members at Tennessee Electric Cooperatives. We also compared CEO salaries to the average median income of their service area.
In this section, we tracked whether co-ops are offering inclusive energy efficiency or, community solar programs, and whether the co-ops have a transparent “fixed fee” that is below $15 per month.