We Are Here To Serve Our Members

Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc. is a not-for-profit, member-owned generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative headquartered in Cadillac, Michigan.  We supply wholesale electric power to our seven members, and are governed by a Board of Directors comprised of two directors from each member.

Wolverine’s members consist of five distribution electric cooperatives and two alternative electric suppliers participating in Michigan’s electric choice program. We have the capacity to supply our members with approximately 1360 megawatts (MW) of power through diverse resources, including 1000 MW from the 7 natural gas-fired power plants we own and operate, 150 MW from our shares in  3 coal-fired power plants, and 210 MW of renewable energy from wind, solar and hydro.


Seven Cooperative Principles

Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all people able to use its services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.
Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members—those who buy the goods or use the services of the cooperative—who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions.
Members contribute equally to, and democratically control, the capital of the cooperative. This benefits members in proportion to the business they conduct with the cooperative rather than on the capital invested.
Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If the co-op enters into agreements with other organizations or raises capital from external sources, it is done so based on terms that ensure democratic control by the members and maintains the cooperative’s autonomy.
Cooperatives provide education and training for members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperative. Members also inform the general public about the nature and benefits of cooperatives.
Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.
While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of communities through policies and programs accepted by the members.

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