Tennessee’s consumer-owned electric cooperatives are not-for-profit utilities that bring power and opportunity to more than 2.5 million homes, farms and businesses in rural and suburban Tennessee.
From homes and farms to factories and hospitals, electric co-ops have a significant impact on Tennessee. We power everyday life for our rural and suburban service areas, but the work of co-ops goes beyond simply keeping the power on. The figures below tell the story of how we build up the communities we serve.
In Tennessee, electric co-ops provide power to 84 of the state’s 95 counties. We serve 71 percent of the landmass and 38 percent of the population. That is more than 2.5 million Tennesseans and one in three homes.
CO-OPS ARE CONSUMER OWNED
Electric co-ops are owned by the people they serve, not by government. Members elect directors to represent their interests and set policy and procedures for the co-op.
CO-OPS ARE NOT FOR PROFIT
Co-ops serve their communities instead of shareholders. We distribute and sell energy to our members at cost and invest excess revenues back into the electric system.
CO-OPS IMPACT COMMUNITIES
Electric co-ops work to improve everyday life in our rural and suburban communities. We do this through reliable energy and efforts in education and community development.