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TEC Co-ops Tally Touchstone Energy Participation

May 1, 2013

As Touchstone Energy Cooperatives celebrates its 15th anniversary, TEC member-cooperatives are reaching all-time highs in branding program participation.

Touchstone Energy launched in 1998 and has grown to encompass more than 50 programs and tools, including advertising campaigns, energy-saving initiatives, and economic- and business-development tools. The repertoire is meant to help cooperatives make communities stronger while delivering safe, reliable and affordable power.

Nationwide, the branding arm of the NRECA serves 742 co-ops. Of TEC's distribution cooperatives, 52 are members. The co-ops have registered some top numbers, including ranking second in the nation for total pharmacy savings.

TEC Co-ops' Touchstone Energy Stats

  • 52 Touchstone Energy members
  • 40 in Co-op Connections Program
  • 1,969 Local business discounts
  • 20 WebBuilder websites
  • $6.34 Million in pharmacy savings, second-highest in nation