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Co-op Information

North Carolina's Touchstone Energy cooperatives serve more than 2.5 million people across North Carolina in 93 of the state's 100 counties. The 26 electric cooperatives are
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private, independent and not-for-profit entities committed to providing a high standard of service to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers with at-cost electric service. Each of North Carolina's electric cooperatives is governed by a board of directors elected from its membership, and members are also owners. North Carolina's electric cooperatives emphasize the importance of community involvement, integrity, accountability and innovation.

Quick Facts:
  • More than 98,000 miles of power lines are maintained by North Carolina’s electric cooperatives.
  • Approximately 99 percent of electric cooperative customers in North Carolina are residential and small businesses.
  • Since 1995, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have helped bring more than 14,600 jobs and $903 million of economic investment to the state.
Cooperative Websites

Click here for a printable version of the NC Cooperative service territory map.