MECA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

A Unified Voice for Advocacy Issues

MECA works with member co-ops and other allies to achieve legislative and regulatory outcomes that positively impact our co-ops, communities and quality of life.

A Powerful Partnership for Co-op Legislation

MECA and its member co-ops are powerful and effective public policy advocates on State and Federal issues. Together, MECA and its member co-ops were an important part of the following recent co-op successes:

Safety Training and Support

Safety is one of the most important concerns of the electric utility industry. MECA empowers the safety cultures of participating electric co-ops and utility partners through a comprehensive Safety & Loss Control program.

Mutual Aid in Crisis or Disaster

Restoring power after a major storm or other crisis is a complex task. A safe, swift restoration requires logistical expertise, skilled line workers and specialized equipment. MECA coordinates this critical process for the Michigan electric co-ops and many of their neighboring municipalities.

Communications and Marketing Support

MECA assists member co-ops with the development and implementation of strategic communications that advance co-op priorities and member-consumer engagement.

Energy Efficiency Program Fulfillment

MECA facilitates the collaborative implementation of Energy Waste Reduction (EWR) initiatives on behalf of its member cooperatives and partner municipal utilities throughout Michigan, in compliance with Michigan Public Act 295 (2008) and Public Act 342 (2016).

Professional Development Resources

MECA member co-ops have exclusive access to education and training resources and events for their directors, managers, employees and future leaders.