Operation Round Up

Operation Round-Up graphicOperation Round Up (ORU) is a charitable program that is offered by many utility and electric companies across the country, including smaller cooperatives. Almost all states are represented by this program.

ORU was designed to provide financial assistance to families in need of assistance, “Neighbors helping Neighbors.” It is a volunteer program in which BEC member-owners agree to have their utility bill “rounded up” to the next whole dollar amount or a defined amount billed monthly, annually, or just one-time. The extra money paid on a utility bill, which is really a donation, goes towards helping the less fortunate pay their bills.

ORU can help with paying for utility bills. Funds are never provided for any political purpose and donated money will not go towards paying the program’s administrative costs.

Quick Facts

  • Beartooth Electric’s Operation Round Up is a charitable foundation separate from the cooperative.
  • The foundation’s funds go towards helping members in need to pay their bills.
  • An independent board made up of BEC member-owners review applications for the charitable foundation and select how and to whom the money will be distributed.
  • BEC Member-owner participation is voluntary.

If you want to know more or sign up, (800) 472-9821 or (406) 446-2310, we’re happy to help!

You may also sign up online below. Thank you!

Online Operation Round Up Application

  • Beartooth Electric Cooperative Accounts

  • I understand that by enrolling in this program I am giving Beartooth Electric Cooperative permission to round up my monthly bill to the nearest dollar, and the extra cents will be contributed to a fund to help my neighbors with their energy needs.