Tennessee’s electric cooperatives share a passion for our state and the communities we serve.

Concern for the community is one of the seven principles that guide electric cooperatives. Electric cooperatives employ more than 1,000 Tennesseans and pay millions annually in state and local taxes, but our community involvement goes far beyond that. Electric cooperatives are engaged locally and strive to give back to our communities in real and meaningful ways.

Young Leaders Conference

The Young Leaders Conference educates young professionals about the benefits of cooperative business. Conference attendees are exposed to ideas and information that enables them to add value to their own businesses, form new niche cooperatives with others in their communities and meet the challenges of the future with cooperative marketing innovations.

Programs for Youth

Tennessee’s electric cooperatives are advocates for next-generation leaders.

Washington Youth Tour

Join 1,500 high school students in Washington, D.C., to see historic sights, learn about public policy and see the impact of co-ops.

Youth Leadership Summit

High school Juniors from across the state grow their leadership skills and better understand state and local government.

4-H Electric Camp

6th grade students from across the state learn about electricity and careers in energy on the campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Co-ops in their Communities

Learn more about how co-ops engage with the communities they serve