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About TCEC

Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) is dedicated to providing members with safe, reliable and affordable electric service. Headquartered in Hooker, Okla., TCEC is a not-for-profit distribution cooperative owned and controlled by its members. The utility serves approximately 23,000 households and businesses in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, the northern border of the Texas Panhandle and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. Our dedicated staff oversees nearly 5,000 miles of distribution lines. As a cooperative, we are proud to be owned and controlled by those we serve, and we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for all of our member-owners. TCEC is a Touchstone Energy cooperative. Learn more about what it means to be a member of your local electric cooperative on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) website.

Cooperative Promise

TCEC’s promise is outstanding service to its members. This means we shall serve our members with integrity, innovation, accountability and commitment to our communities. We cannot fail to do so. Our promise gives us the opportunity to stand out as being exceptional, and we want everyone to know it.

Cooperative Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our members and the communities we serve.

Cooperative Vision

We strive to be a competitive cooperative that creates superior value for our members through the dedicated contribution of our Board of Trustees and employees and the expansion of the cooperative business model. TCEC is a member-owned business committed to delivering safe, reliable, affordable electric service by fulfilling our mission to improve the quality of life for those we serve.

Cooperative Principles

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Members’ Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training, and Information
  6. Cooperation among Cooperatives
  7. Concern for Community

These are the Seven Cooperative Principles, adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1995. The International Cooperative Alliance is a global membership association of co-ops and co-op support organizations. Cooperatives trace the roots of these principles to the first modern cooperative founded in Rochdale, England in 1844.

Cooperative Values

As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, TCEC also subscribes to the four core values that are the foundation of every Touchstone Energy co-op's service to its members. It's how Touchstone Energy cooperatives put their slogan — “the power of human connections” — into action and earn the trust of millions of people, every day. The four values are:


Touchstone Energy cooperatives offer new solutions and state-of-the-art technology to meet customers' needs.


Since consumers own co-ops, they have a say and help chart the course for the business. Every member has an equal voice in running the enterprise. Unlike an investor-owned utility, in which the investor with the most shares has the most clout, co-op business is conducted through a locally elected board of directors and an annual meeting where policy is proposed and voted on by members, each having one vote.


The co-op business model always puts customers first. Not-for-profit electric cooperatives deliver energy to their members at the cost of service. In contrast, investor-owned utilities typically distribute their profits to investors across the nation or even the world — not necessarily to those they serve.

Commitment to Community

Electric cooperatives invest time, money and expertise to build the local economy and strengthen relationships with consumer-owners.

Towns in the TCEC territory include:

  • Balko
  • Beaver
  • Boise City
  • Elkhart, Kansas
  • Felt
  • Forgan
  • Goodwell
  • Guymon
  • Hardesty
  • Hooker
  • Keyes
  • Texhoma
  • Turpin
  • Tyrone
  • Yarbrough

Contact TCEC

When we say TCEC is member-owned, we mean it. Please contact us with any questions, compliments or comments you may have. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Toll Free: (800) 522-3315 Local: (580) 652-2418 Fax: (580) 652-3151
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 880
Hooker, OK 73945-0880
Street address:
995 Mile 46 Road
Hooker, OK 73945-0880
Delivery address:
4612 Road J
Hooker, OK 73945-0880

Oversize Load Requests:
Complete this online form or call 800.522.3315 and ask for dispatch.

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