About Cooperatives

About Cooperatives

Powering Communities

Talquin Electric Cooperative exists for a simple purpose: To power communities and empower Members to improve the quality of their lives by providing electric, water and waste water services to our Member/Owners.

Talquin Electric Cooperative 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 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 the time of need or a storm, Talquin Electric cooperates with other cooperatives around the nation. Talquin Electric Cooperative 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 volunteer, democratic, economic, independence, education, cooperation, and community.

Talquin purchases power from Seminole Electric Cooperative, a nine member cooperative and one of the largest generation and transmission providers in the country. 

Talquin is also part of 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 customers of rural electric co-ops which exist to power communities and empower Members.