Who We Are

Henry County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (HCREMC) is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by the member-consumers we serve. Our cooperative services Henry and parts of Fayette, Rush, Hancock, Delaware, Madison, Randolph, and Wayne counties.

Our Mission

To provide reliable, safe, and cost-competitive electrical service to enhance the lives of our members and the communities we serve.

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Co-op Facts

Counties served: Henry and parts of Fayette, Rush, Hancock, Madison, Delaware, Randolph, and Wayne
Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Number of members: 7,799
Number of meters: 9,758
Miles of line energized: 1,232
Members per mile of line: 6.33
Meters per mile of line: 7.92

7 Cooperative Principles

Open & Voluntary Membership

Membership in a cooperative is open to all people who can reasonably use its services and stand willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, regardless of race, religion, gender, or economic circumstances.

Democratic Member Control

Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. Representatives (directors/trustees) are elected among the membership and are accountable to them. In primary cooperatives, members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote); cooperatives at other levels are organized in a democratic manner.

Members’ Economic Participation

Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital remains the common property of the cooperative. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing the cooperative; setting up reserves; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.

Autonomy & Independence

Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control as well as their unique identity.

Education, Training & Information

Education and training for members, elected representatives (directors/trustees), CEOs, and employees help them effectively contribute to the development of their cooperatives. Communications about the nature and benefits of cooperatives, particularly with the general public and opinion leaders, help boost cooperative understanding.

Cooperation Among Cooperatives

By working together through local, national, regional and international structures, cooperatives improve services, bolster local economies, and deal more effectively with social and community needs.

Concern for Community

Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies supported by the membership.