National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) is a nonprofit financing institution that provides financing for its member rural electric cooperative systems through loan programs designed to supplement financing available to the rural electrics through RUS. As a cooperative, CFC provides these loans to its members at the lowest cost possible and under the most favorable terms and conditions in keeping with sound financial management. To learn more, please go to their website at www.nrucfc.org.
Power Up Game
Power Up teaches users about the vital role electricity plays in supporting agriculture. It also explains how different resources have to work together to create a constant source of power. Click here to learn more.
Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is a government agency within the United States Department of Agriculture which has the power to loan money to rural electric systems in the country. Most rural electric systems receive RUS insured loans. Every cent of an RUS loan is repaid with interest over a 35-year period. To learn more, please go to their website at www.rd.usda.gov.
Touchstone Energy® is a national alliance made up of more than 640 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 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.
Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation. Touchstone Energy is the national brand identity for that network.
“The Power of Human Connections” is what Touchstone Energy® is all about. To learn more, please go to their website at www.touchstoneenergy.com.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transports electricity to its member systems throughout a 250,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Serving more than 1 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., more than 1,000 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
To learn more, please go to their website at www.tristategt.org.
Western United Electric Supply Corporation
Western United Electric is a material supply organization owned by 37 electric cooperatives in the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Nebraska. WUE maintains its own truck fleet and has the largest electric utility inventory and warehouse in the Rocky Mountain region.WUE was established in June 1976 to provide an avenue for the Rural Electric Cooperatives, in the Rocky Mountain region, to combine their annual material needs, and create the buying power necessary to obtain the best available material costs, and prompt shipments, from stock and the manufacturer.
To learn more about WUE, visit their website at www.wue.coop.