A local electric company is giving back to their customers but it's not the usual gift.
Fall River Electric is giving back rebates to the tune of $1,000,000 to their owner-customers.
This is on top of their other $1,000,000 rebate from the Patronage Capital program that they gave out to their members in December.
The rebates will be infused back to the communities and local economies Fall River Electric serves.
Bryan Case, CEO of the electric cooperative, says "This goes back to the members and if they need it personally they can use it. If they find themselves in a good financial position you know they can contribute to others. Fall River did several other things when this all came about, we were able to squeeze and reduce some budgets and like our annual meeting was virtual that saved us some money. The board decided to shift some of that money back to Fall River Helping Hands, which is an energy assistance program for people struggling to pay their power bills. We also made a $20,000 donation to local food banks and so in several ways the cooperative tried to give back to the communities to help people through these trying times."