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About Touchstone Energy Cooperatives

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives brand represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 750 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America, and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation. Touchstone Energy is the national brand identity for that network.

Did you know Electric Cooperatives ...

  • Are located in 80 percent of the nation’s counties.
  • Are the largest electric utility network in the nation.
  • Total more than 900 local systems in 47 states.
  • Have 42 million member-owners.
  • Distribute power over 2.5 million miles of line.
  • Serve 75 percent of the U.S. land mass.
  • Own $130 billion in generation, transmission, and distribution assets.
  • More than 88 percent of all local electric co-ops offer electricity generated from renewable sources.
What Makes Our Cooperatives Different

Touchstone Energy cooperatives are owned by the members they serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible. In short, co-ops “look out” for the members they serve.

Touchstone Energy cooperatives provide high standards of service according to their four core values: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

Touchstone Energy cooperatives rank well ahead of their industry counterparts when it comes to customer satisfaction. Recent data from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), one the nation’s most recognized measures of customer satisfaction, gives Touchstone Energy cooperatives an average score of “83” out of a possible 100, outdistancing the utility industry satisfaction score of “77.”


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