Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CHELCO) is not like other utilities. We are a not-for-profit cooperative, meaning that we are owned solely by our members. We are unlike investor-owned utilities in that we do not have shareholders to answer to. We listen to our members and appreciate your feedback to continuously improve our business model and better serve you, now and always. 

As a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative, CHELCO's mission is to safely provide quality services and products at a competitive value while adhering to the cooperative principles.  

The Seven Cooperative Principles

1. Voluntary and open membership

2. Democratic member control

3. Members' economic participation

4. Autonomy & independence

5. Education, training & information

6. Cooperation among cooperatives

7. Concern for community


Our vision is to continuously promote the quality of life for our members, employees and communities within the scope of our core business.

Our values:

#1 Safety Focus

Commitment to Community

Honesty & Integrity

Excellence in Service

Leadership with Accountability

Continuous Improvement

Outstanding Teamwork