Consumers Power Charitable Trust Awards Mulitple Grants in 2017

The Consumers Power Charitable Trust gave $14,282 to multiple local non-profit organizations in 2017.  These donations were made possible by YOUR help and donations.

The 2017 recipients were:

  • Altrusa International of Corvallis
  • Benton County Historical Society
  • Boys and Girls Club of Corvallis
  • Community Outreach Inc.
  • Dogs for Invisible Disabilities
  • Eddyville Charter School
  • Grace Center for Adult Day Services
  • Hand in Hand Farms
  • Independent Community Club
  • Lebanon Gleaners
  • Philomath Community Services
  • Quilts from Caring Hands
  • Siletz Rural Fire District
  • South Benton County Gleaners
  • Vincent de Paul – Lebanon

Individuals who are CPI members and non-profit organizations that provide services in the six counties where CPI provides electric service are eligible to apply for grants from the Charitable Trust.

CPI customers and employees fund the Charitable Trust by voluntarily rounding up their monthly electric bills. A volunteer committee of CPI members makes funding decisions. If you would like to sign up to Round Up your monthly bill please CLICK HERE and to find out more information.

CPI Returns Capital Credits

In December, CPI is returning almost $1.7 million in capital credits to CPI members who received electric service in 1989 and 1990.

As a nonprofit cooperative, any revenues that remain after CPI’s bills are paid and a reasonable amount is held for emergencies are returned to CPI members. How much each person gets is based on the amount of electricity they used during the period being returned. If a member’s capital credit is $10 or less for the period being returned, CPI will not issue a check.

The reason for the time lag in returning capital credits is that CPI has used your investment for a number of years to improve and maintain its electric system, reducing the need to take on debt. This helps keep electric rates lower.

Returning capital credits is not automatic. The co-op’s board of directors—member-owners themselves—review current finances and determines if issuing a refund is prudent.

For questions, please call CPI at (800) 872-9036 or write

Washington, D.C. Youth Tour

Imagine standing on the steps the Lincoln Memorial or the solemn grounds of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.  Consumers Power will send one high school junior on the Washington,D.C., Youth Tour June 7-14.  WYT allows you to focus on the rich history of our nation, from the heroes’ names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Wall to the stars representing fallen soldiers on the World War II Memorial. Besides touring Washington’s historic sites, students will discuss current issues with their representatives and senators. They also will meet students their age from across America. Students’ families must be CPI members. The selected student will be required to speak about their trip at CPI’s annual meeting in September. All expenses will be paid. Call CPI for an application and information today. Deadline is December 28 at 5 p.m.

Students cannot be a member of the immediate family of an employee or director of CPI.

Get Involved

The Oregon Electric Cooperative Association represents the 18 electric cooperatives serving rural areas in Oregon. Electric cooperatives are consumer-owned, not-for-profit utilities governed by member elected boards of directors. Cooperatives serve over 10 percent of Oregon’s electricity consumers, are located in 32 counties and maintain 26,000 miles of line traversing Oregon’s most rugged terrain.

For nearly 8 decades, Oregon’s rural electric cooperatives have delivered clean, renewable, reliable and affordable electricity to their members. It is a record of which they are extremely proud. Yet, each legislative session, Oregon cooperatives are subjected to mandates or other proposals that make it even more challenging to deliver the electricity you need in your daily lives – when you need it and at a price you can afford.

We are not powerless. It’s amazing how an organized group of citizens can impact the political process simply by banding together in a collective voice. Please join thousands of other Oregonian electric cooperative members who are already part of this vital program. By joining, you’ll maximize your voice and become part of a growing team of electric cooperative advocates in the state of Oregon. Together, we can make a difference.

Click the Get Involved logo below or at the top of the page to sign up.

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