Privacy Policy

Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. Internet Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the fair information practices that govern the collection, maintenance, use, and disclosure of personal information on the Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. website,, and the employee-only (intranet) portion of the site.

Terms and Conditions

Sign Up For E-Alerts

Hear important co-op updates first, including storm preparations, hot weather advisories, meeting cancellations and planning outages. Sign up here!

NOTE: Alerts will provide an "unsubscribe" option. The information you provide will be held in strict confidence and will not be sold to third party vendors.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Sign Up To Volunteer

The co-op can always use more members willing to be added to its volunteer list to serve on various committees. Use this form to be added to that list.

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Adams Electric Awards $11,000 In Adult Scholarships

Adams Electric Cooperative recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 of its adult members to help them continue their education.

The 11 were chosen from among the applications reviewed by the co-op’s volunteer scholarship committee and approved by the board of directors. This is the eighth year for the adult scholarships and the ninth year for youth scholarships, awarded to high school seniors earlier in the year. Both programs are funded with Ownership Rewards (unclaimed patronage capital money) and do not affect member rates.

Adams Electric Recognizes Years Of Service

Adams Electric Cooperative recently recognized 17 employees and directors for a combined 305 years of dedicated service to the cooperative at its annual employee/director recognition dinner held in October in Hanover.

“It is a pleasure to work with so many dedicated people committed to making Adams Electric a better organization for the communities it serves,” says CEO/General Manager Steve Rasmussen.

Recognized were:

Do We Owe You Money?

When Adams Electric retires Ownership Rewards (patronage capital) to its current and former members, traditionally some of that money remains unclaimed after a year. By law, this money cannot be used to affect rates; therefore, the co-op uses the unclaimed funds to support high school and adult post-secondary education scholarships, invest in community projects and events, and aid members struggling to pay their electric bills.

Ownership Rewards

Adams Electric to return $1.7 million in Ownership Rewards

Adams Electric Cooperative is returning $1.7 million in Ownership Rewards to 26,000 current and former members following another financially strong year in 2014. Also known as patronage capital credits, Ownership Rewards have been returned over 40 times during the co-op’s 75-year history. To date, the cooperative has returned more than $35 million in Ownership Rewards.