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Indiana Electric Cooperatives Partnerships

Indiana’s electric cooperatives work closely with many organizations across the country to keep up to date on cutting-edge technology and to strengthen our expertise in all areas of the energy industry.  These partnerships offer a unique perspective on industry-wide issues and provide valuable resources for the members we serve.  Learn more about our partners below: 


Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
A non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations - Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and NRECA. CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry.


Cooperative Research Network (CRN)
A division of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association that monitors, evaluates, and applies technologies to help electric cooperatives control costs, increase productivity, and enhance service to their consumers.

Indiana 4-H Foundation
Chartered in 1961, the Indiana 4-H Foundation supports the statewide Indiana 4-H program and seeks to create and enhance growth and recognition opportunities for Indiana 4-Hers and their leaders that they may develop the hallmarks of successful citizens – responsibility, leadership and integrity.

Indiana Energy Consortium (IEC)
A first-ever statewide collaborative effort consisting of energy industry stakeholders, educational institutions and WorkOne, was formed to promote career opportunities in the energy industry and develop a homegrown, educated and skilled talent pool in response to the retiring workforce.


Indiana Partnership for Fair and Affordable Energy (PFAE)
A historic partnership between Indiana’s consumer-owned electric cooperatives and municipal electric utilities to keep Hoosiers informed about proposed carbon legislation and its potential impact on Indiana’s electric rates.


Mid-America Cooperative Council (MACC)
A non-profit association formed by and comprised of members from a diverse group of cooperative industries serving all co-ops in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Illinois to meet and supplement the need for quality education unique to cooperatives.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
National service organization representing more than 900 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, public power districts, and public utility districts in the United States.


National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)
Formed in 1969, CFC is a privately owned, non-governmental organization that provides state-of-the-art financial products to its members.


Safe Electricity
A multi-media public awareness program of the Energy Education Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety and energy efficiency. Headquartered at the University of Illinois, Council members include electric utilities, educators and other organizations that share in this mission.

service Service Concepts
A cooperative-owned business offering energy efficient products and solutions to hundreds of utilities – and their millions of consumers – throughout the U.S.


Touchstone Energy®
The Touchstone Energy brand represents a nationwide alliance of more than 680 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states delivering power and energy solutions to more than 40 million members.

USDA USDA Rural Development (RUS)
RUS helps rural utilities expand and keep technology up to date, helping establish new and vital services such as distance learning and telemedicine. The public-private partnership results in billions of dollars in rural infrastructure development and creates thousands of jobs for the American economy.