Co-op Facts and Figures

CO-OPS SERVE 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.

71 PERCENT

of the landmass

38 PERCENT

of the population

2.5 MILLION

Tennesseans

1 IN 3

Tennessee homes

84/95

Tennessee counties

99.96% Reliability

Co-ops invest $28 million each month in grid maintenance and upgrades

COMMUNITY IMPACT

TWENTY-THREE

Electric Co-ops

2,479

Employees

$171 Million

In payroll & benefits

$63 MILLION PAID IN TAXES

Co-op tax payments are the equivalent of salaries for more than 1,300 Tennessee teachers.

Power Distribution in Tennessee

Electric Cooperatives

Electric co-ops are owned by the people they serve.

Municipal Utilities

Municipal utilities are owned by city or county governments.

Consumers per mile7.4 consumers per mile of line48 consumers per mile of line
Revenue per mile$16,000 per mile of line$113,000 per mile of line
Consumers served38 percent61 percent
Area served71 percent28 percent

Consumers and revenue per mile based on national averages. Kingsport, Tenn., is served by an investor owned utility, so consumers and area served do not add to 100%. All other statisics based on TECA analysis performed in Nov. 2017.