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Electric Cooperatives in the Community

North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives are rooted in the communities they serve, and they are committed to supporting their local communities and members.

There’s one thing we can all do to make a difference – vote for the Connect NC bond during the primary election on March 15. The initiative will inject $2 billion into North Carolina communities, and funds would be allocated to enhance community colleges, sewer and water infrastructure, state parks, agriculture research facilities and more. And the best part – there will be no tax increase. Watch a video about Connect NC below.


North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy® cooperatives demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve by investing in worthy programs like the Bright Ideas grant program for North Carolina’s teachers. Since this grant program began in 1994, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have awarded $10.2 million to sponsor 9,800 projects benefiting 2 million students.

In addition to supporting education in the state, North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy® cooperatives focus on rural issues and youth-related organizations. These other community-based programs receive about $2 million in direct support annually and include first-responder organizations, recreation, 4-H, multi-cultural awareness, county fairs and local charities.


Bright Ideas
Sports Camp Scholarships
Youth Tour
N.C. Jaycee Burn Center


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