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Red River Valley Cooperative Power Association is committed to enhancing the quality of life of its members, consistent with cooperative principles. Your cooperative has been delivering reliable electric energy to its member-owners since 1939 using technology and innovative services to meet the needs of agricultural, commercial and residential members alike.

In the beginning, that meant poles and lines to bring in electricity for lights. Today, those same lines bring you a vast array of electrical services. As your needs and wants continue to change, Red River will do its best to continue to meet your requirements.

 

Guiding Principles

All cooperative businesses adhere to seven guiding principles:

  • Voluntary and Open Membership — Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.
  • Democratic Member Control — Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. The elected representatives are accountable to the membership.
  • Members’ Economic Participation — Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative.
  • Autonomy and Independence — Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.
  • Education, Training, and Information — Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
  • Cooperation Among Cooperatives — Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.
  • Concern for Community — While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities.

 

Non-discrimination

Red River Valley Cooperative Power Association is the recipient of Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

Red Flag Rules

A federal law commonly called “Red Flag Rules” mandates that utilities take steps to verify consumer identity for certain account requests. The purpose of the law is to prevent identity theft. Specifically this means you will be required to state your name and a PIN number, or show government-issued ID for some requests such as: new service/change of service requests, conservation loans, reconnections and others. These procedures will help protect your identity. For more information about the law, please call 1-800-788-7784 or 218-456-2139.

 

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