Touchstone Energy®

Electric Co-op Members of Touchstone Energy

Arizona G&T Cooperatives and its Member distribution cooperatives are members of Touchstone Energy®, a national cooperative that pools the resources of more than 700 electric utility co-ops around the nation to promote community involvement, education and outreach. Electric co-ops make up the largest electric utility network in the U.S.

Larry Leetch, a member of SSVEC with the Co-op Connections Card, a member-benefit card provided by Touchstone Energy.

All six AzGT distribution co-op Members offer the Touchstone Energy Co-op Connections member benefit program free to member/consumers and merchants. The card has helped Arizona electric cooperative member/consumers collectively save more than $3 million on prescription medicines alone. The card also offers cost-saving deals and discounts at other participating businesses.

Arizona G&T Cooperatives and our Member co-ops helped launch the national brand when it took off in the mid-1990s. Today, Arizona G&T Cooperatives is a regional partner, representing Touchstone Energy Members in Arizona, as well as Anza Electric Cooperative in California.

Geoff Oldfather, AzGT’s cooperative communications and public relations manager, served on the Touchstone Energy board of directors from 2010 through 2016, and in 2016 he was board president. He was elected to a third term on the Touchstone Energy board of directors in March 2021. He continues to represent Arizona’s electric co-op members as a regional representative on the national level.

Fast Facts About the Co-op Connections Card Nationwide

Touchstone Energy’s Energy Solutions program provides an interactive tour of a typical home and points out easy ways to save energy and money. Do your own energy audit, customizing it to your climate and geography.

What Makes Our Cooperatives Different?

Touchstone Energy CooperativesTouchstone Energy® Cooperative Inc. is a national network of electric cooperatives across 45 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 30 million member-owners every day. We provide high standards of service according to Touchstone Energy’s four core values: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.

For many years, Touchstone Energy co-ops rate highest in all areas of member/customer satisfaction, topping investor-owned and municipal utilities in American Customer Satisfaction Index surveys.

Membership in your local Touchstone Energy cooperative is a powerful thing. It means you have an energy source you can trust to look out for your community’s best interests, not its own bottom line. That’s because your local Touchstone Energy co-op is owned by the very members it serves – built to deliver its members reliable electricity at the lowest possible price. So as a member, you hold all the power.