Claverack is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative.  As a not-for-profit, any funds remaining after expenses have been paid each year, also known as margins, are allocated back to our members. These allocated funds, called capital credits, accumulate each year you remain an active member on our lines.

What is the Notice of 2022 Capital Credits Allocation that I received in the mail?

The allocation notice mailed in June of 2023 shows the capital credits which have been allocated to your account(s) for the year 2022. You will notice that there are two types of allocations – Coop and G&T.

The cooperative allocation is based on the amount you paid to the cooperative for electric service during 2022 (please note that there is no cooperative allocation because there was no margin generated in 2022). The G&T allocation is a result of capital credits assigned to Claverack REC from Allegheny Electric Cooperative and is based on the amount of electricity you purchased for the year.  

Rather than being returned immediately to members, capital credits are often first used as working capital for new construction and system improvements, reducing long-term debt, and helping keep rates as low as possible.

Once new construction and system improvement needs are met, and based on the financial condition of the cooperative, the board of directors may authorize a retirement of capital credits. When a retirement of capital credits occurs, all active members will receive their retirement in the form of a bill credit. Inactive members will receive their retirement in the form of a check. It is very important that all inactive members (members who no longer have service with Claverack) update the cooperative with address changes as they occur so that we can ensure your retirement checks will reach you.

Please note that the "Notice of 2022 Capital Credits Allocation" is not a bill, nor can these amounts be applied to your electric service account, this is simply an informational notice. 


When can I expect to receive my next capital credit retirement?

Claverack is pleased to announce that just over $1.2 million in capital credits will be returned to past and current members of the cooperative who had active service during the years 1991 and/or 2007.

Active members will receive their portion of the retirement of capital credits on the bill that you receive in July 2023.

Members who no longer have service with the cooperative will receive a check by mail if it is greater than $10 (credits remain on the account until the $10 level is reached, at which point a check will be issued.) These checks will be mailed by mid-July. Please be sure that your mailing address is always up-to-date with us so your check is successfully delivered.

Here is a short video to explain it a bit more:




Over the years, members who no longer have active service with Claverack have not updated their mailing address with us so we were unable to successfully send them a check.  We may owe money to you, or someone you know.  Click here for more information and to review the full list.