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$50 solidarity credit

Help reduce your power bill or lend a hand to others who are doing it tough.
Every member customer gets it – it’s your choice where it goes.

We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 on our lives, and this crisis has reinforced the need for mutual support and co-operation. 

As the scale of this crisis became clear, we at Cooperative Power worked through what we could do to help build solidarity. The way we work is that we pass wholesale energy usage costs through to our customer members for a small membership charge. From this membership, we get $50 in revenue per customer per year which helps us fight the fight for a democratic and renewable energy future on behalf of our union and community members. 

As a small co-operative, the biggest difference we can make is to give everything we have. So given the unprecedented times we’re all currently experiencing, we have decided to forego all of our revenue for 12 months from 1 April 2020. Instead, we will pass this revenue directly back to those who need it most both domestically and internationally. 

Every single customer member will get an annual $50 solidarity credit.

Those experiencing income disruptions or decreases can choose to receive the $50 solidarity credit.

Those of us getting a decent income can choose to pass on the $50 solidarity credit to those who need it. 

 

In addition, those who need solidarity credit will get on top of their $50 initial solidarity credit a fair and equitable share of credits from those who are in a position to give solidarity. We also know that times change, so we will work hard to set up a system where you can change your status. 

How does it work?

1

Be a Cooperative Power customer

This new initiative will be available to all new & existing member customers. The way we work is that we pass through wholesale energy usage costs through to our customer members for a small membership charge.
2

Pay your $50 membership

From this membership, we get $50 in revenue per customer per year which helps us fight the fight for a democratic and renewable energy future on behalf of our union and community members. 
3

We forgo our revenue

Given the unprecedented times we’re all currently experiencing, we have decided to forego all of our revenue for 12 months from 1 April 2020. Instead, we will pass this revenue directly back to those who need it most both domestically and internationally.
4

You choose where it goes

Those of us getting a decent income can choose to pass on the $50 solidarity credit to those who need it. Those experiencing income disruptions or decreases can choose to receive the $50 solidarity credit.

Make the switch today!

You can join online in less than 5 minutes and there will be no interruption to your supply at all. Cooperative Power is currently available to unions and partner members in Victoria, South-East Queensland, NSW, ACT, and South Australia but our vision is to empower workers and their communities nationally.

To make the change to Cooperative Power, all you need to do is click the button below, enter your postcode & fill out the sign-up form with our energy partner, Energy Locals

Make the switch