22 Pages Posted: 8 Jul 2011
Electric Cooperatives are in crisis, owing to management scandals and environmental controversies. This paper argues that a return to fundamental cooperative principles is in order and can be accomplished without compromising the independence and flexibility enjoyed by management at these utilities. Suggested reforms include transparency and good-governance initiatives.
Keywords: electricity, energy, cooperatives, governance
JEL Classification: K23, L32, M14
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kreis, D. Maurice, The Next Next Greatest Thing: An Electric Cooperative Manifesto. Vermont Law School Research Paper No. 11-18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1881033 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1881033