The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
brand represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 700 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 40 million members every day. Electric cooperatives distribute power for 75 percent of the U.S. land mass over 2.4 million miles of power lines.
Farmers Electric Cooperative has been a Touchstone Energy cooperative since 2005. We are dedicated to serving commercial, industrial, agricultural and residential customers with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. In today's world of corporate chaos, it’s nice to know you are being served by a local electric utility you can trust. Being a member of Touchstone Energy allows us to bring you programs such as:
Online Energy Audit
This robust online audit will help you identify the best ways to manage home energy consumption. The resource quickly calculates home energy use based on a detailed description of your home, its appliances, and geographic location. Farmers EC has integrated our actual rates into the audit so members can more accurately compute their potential savings.
Farmers EC launched the Co-op Connections Card Program at the 2010 Annual Meeting. This member benefit card gives Farmers EC members access to more than 19,000 money-saving discounts at participating businesses nationwide and reminds members of the positive economic value of membership with Farmers EC.
A partnership with New Benefits, a nationally recognized provider of non-insured health benefits, allows cardholders to save money on prescription drugs at 60,000 pharmacy locations nationwide. To take advantage of this national benefit, cardholders need only present their card at participating pharmacies in retail locations such as Walmart, Bookshires, CVS, Walgreens and Target. Many locally owned pharmacies are participating also.
Together We Save
Members can investigate energy savings concepts by taking the virtual home tour, watching energy efficiency-themed videos and using nine interactive applications to explore in detail the actions they can take and the money they will save. So far over 250 members have taken the virtual tour and could have saved a total of
With Touchstone Energy’s Kids Zone younger co-op members can have hours of fun and learn about electricity, electrical safety, renewable energy and energy efficiency. The site features interactive games, coloring pages and tips for helping families create an energy-efficient home.
Discovery Education Get Charged! Program
Farmers Electric, your local Touchstone Energy cooperative, is making it easier for area schools to teach 4th
and 5th grade students about electricity and electric cooperatives by taking part in the “Get Charged! Electricity
and You Program.” Through a partnership between Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Discovery Channel
School, Farmers is distributing “Get Charged!" kits to elementary schools in our twelve county service area.
The kits were developed by the award-winning Discovery Channel School and comply with National Science
Education Standards (published by the National Academy of Science).
Farmers’ goal is to provide students with a real-world understanding of the power and the purpose of electricity.
Through interactive CD-ROMs, study guides and classroom assignments, students will come away with a better
understanding of what electric power is, how it works and how to use it safely.