Touchstone Energy

Jones-Onslow EMC is a member of Touchstone Energy, an alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives across the country committed to providing superior service to all customers, large and small. Touchstone Energy provides a brand with core values that consumers have long associated with cooperatives: integrity, accountability, innovation and a longstanding commitment to their communities. Touchstone Energy provides high standards of service to all customers (residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural) and…

  • Is an alliance of more than 750 cooperatives in 46 states that collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 32 million members every day
  • Provides high standards of service to all customers — residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural
  • Is a branding initiative that communicates electric cooperatives’ unique characteristics in a changing marketplace where these values and differences matter more each day
  • Emphasizes the significance of each electric cooperative’s local presence and unique ties to its community, but offers the resources of a nationwide network to bring added value and benefit to customers

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

NRECA is the national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of the electric cooperatives and the consumers they serve. Founded in 1942, NRECA was organized specifically to overcome World War II shortages of electric construction materials, to obtain insurance coverage for newly constructed rural electric cooperatives and to mitigate wholesale power problems. NRECA’s more than 900 member cooperatives serve 42 million people in 47 states.

North Carolina Electric Cooperatives (NCEMC)

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives provide reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to more than 950,000 households and businesses in 93 of the state’s 100 counties. Each of the 26 cooperatives is member-owned, not-for-profit and overseen by a board of directors elected by the membership.

North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC)

NCAEC serves as the statewide associate for North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives, working to promote training, safety, and education among their consumers and the general public. NCAEC programs include government relations, Carolina Country magazine, training programs, and workshops for cooperative directors and staff, youth scholarships and educational programs, and safety and job training.

Tarheel Electric Membership Association (TEMA)

TEMA is the material supply organization of the 26 electric cooperatives of North Carolina. TEMA was founded to serve as a combined cooperative effort in purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies at competitive prices. Open for business in January 1976, TEMA’s modern warehouse contains 112,000 square feet of storage space and contains inventory which includes protective equipment, transformers, meters and other materials used by the electric cooperatives.