Manager's Report - October 2017
Butler Focuses on Member Services
The month of October is always full of change. Seasons, trees and days getting shorter. Read on to fi nd out about some of our recent changes and upcoming events.
Butler Electric Sells Subsidiary
Eighteen years ago, Butler Electric Cooperative made the strategic business decision to enter into the propane business creating our propane subsidiary, Regional Energy Group. Back in the late 90s, there were very few propane suppliers available to our rural
members. Like all business discussions and decisions that take place at our cooperative, members’ needs are always in the front of the conversation.
Fast forward 18 years. Providing valuable services to our members is still our primary focus but the propane industry has changed. Mild winters and a highly competitive propane market created an obligation for the Butler Board of Directors to discuss the future of Regional Energy Group. After much discussion, our management team and Board made the difficult decision to sell Regional Energy Group.
Providing great service has always been our priority, and Propane Central has promised they will continue to provide you with the same friendly, safe and professional service to which you are accustomed. If you have any questions or concerns, please know that you can contact our office.
National Cooperative Month
Butler Electric Cooperative is joining 30,000 cooperatives representing several different industries nationwide in October to Celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthen the local communities they serve.
Butler safely delivers electricity to 6,120 member-owners in our seven-county service area. Delivering safe, reliable, affordable power is our top priority, but we are also invested in our communities. Revenue generated by Butler goes back to Main Street, not Wall Street.
Butler and our employees continue to support several local organizations including United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 4-H and many others. Our members also support our local organizations by donating to Operation RoundUp program. Through Operation Round- Up, members can choose to round up their electric bill to the next highest dollar. Thank you to those members who are currently participating. If you would like more information or would like to begin participating in Operation RoundUp, please contact our office. Whether it is providing reliable, safe electricity to your homes and businesses, investing in our local communities, or meeting your needs through other services, Butler strives to provide value to you, our members.
Delivering safe, reliable, affordable power is our top priority, but we are also invested in our communities.