Membership Terms and Conditions

As a member-owned business, you have a stake in our success. But best of all, you control your membership. You can be involved as much or as little as you like, from simply being an ACE customer to becoming a board director.


The more active you are, particularly in encouraging other customers to use our services, the greater the value of your membership. The more customers we have, the lower we will keep our costs and the higher amounts we will be able to reinvest or pay as patronage dividends.

Membership in AREC gives you:

  • The right to attend and vote on resolutions brought forward at the cooperative’s Annual General Meeting or any special meetings of the cooperative, including approving the cooperative’s reinvestment strategies.

  • The right to nominate or be nominated for the co-operative’s Board of Directors

  • The right to receive an equitable share in patronage dividends (a percentage of our profits based on your level of business with us) if and when they are declared by the Board of Directors.

Rights and Responsibilities

  • Members must be 18 years of age or older and be a customer in good standing with the co-operative and its related businesses.

  • An individual or corporation may only hold one membership share in the co-operative.

  • Corporate members must designate one individual as their representative. The individual designated as the contact person when applying for services to the co-operative shall be considered the designate, unless otherwise indicated in writing to the Board.

  • Upon approval of membership, applicants will be emailed a copy of the co-operative’s bylaws and a share account will be set up in the member’s name in the co-operative’s ledger.

  • Members wishing to terminate membership in the co-operative must do so in writing to the Board of the co-operative. Upon termination of membership, the co-operative will reimburse the full membership share.

By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you grant ACE the right to add $25.00 to your upcoming power bill as payment for your membership share. These funds will be transferred to AREC who is responsible for managing your membership share and is liable for the full amount ($25.00).

Please note that the AREC Board will review membership applications and reserves the right to reject any application at its discretion. In the unlikely event that your application is rejected, the full $25.00 membership fee shall be reimbursed.

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ACE is a community-run energy retailer with an Alberta call centre. ACE’s innovative programs reward its co-op members and Alberta’s green-energy producers, while lowering your energy costs.