Talquin Electric Cooperative (Talquin) exists for a simple purpose: to enhance and maintain the quality of life to the community we serve by providing electric, water and wastewater services to our Members in a safe, reliable and efficient manner.
Talquin is a Member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative headquartered in Quincy, Florida. Talquin provides electricity to approximately 53,000 accounts and provides water and wastewater services from Florida’s Gulf coast to the Florida state line, including portions of Tallahassee and the surrounding areas. Talquin provides services to homes and businesses across a four-county, 2,600 square mile service territory including Gadsden, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties of Florida.
During a time of need or a storm, Talquin cooperates with other cooperatives around the nation. Talquin operates according to a core set of seven principles. These principles are guidelines by which the cooperative puts their values into practice. The seven core principles are voluntary membership, democratic control, economic participation, independence, education, cooperation, and community.
Talquin purchases power from Seminole Electric Cooperative, a nine-member cooperative and one of the largest generation and transmission (G&T) providers in the country.
Talquin is also part of the NRECA which consists of 840 distribution and 65 G&T cooperatives, a total of 905 NRECA co-op members. Electric cooperatives serve an estimated 42 million people in 47 states, including 18.5 million businesses, homes, schools, churches, farms, irrigation systems, and other establishments in 2,500 of 3,141 counties in the U.S. More than 12 percent of the nation’s meters are consumers of rural electric co-ops which exist to power communities and empower Members.