Under the co-operative business model, members own the organization and vote on how services will be offered. Securing the services of a co-operative does not give you any liability. We are a normal business entity held responsible to the Co-op Act, standard business practices, and FISRA scrutiny. Ag Energy Co-operative Ltd. (AEC) is a member-owned for-profit co-operative.
When the 2010 Energy Consumer Protection Act (ECPA) legislation increased the administrative burden around servicing small-volume consumers, AEC petitioned the provincial government for an exemption for all energy co-operatives. The provincial government carefully examined Ag Energy and decided the co-operative business model had significant built-in consumer protections. An exemption was granted specifically for our members, demonstrating significant trust in our ability to protect customer welfare.