Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives to promote power of co-op membership at Iowa State Fair

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives to promote power of co-op membership at Iowa State Fair

Members first. Every day. That’s the power of co-op membership. Not-for-profit electric cooperatives belong to the members they serve and focus on member needs and local priorities.

Stop by the display in the Bruce L. Rastetter 4-H Exhibits Building sponsored by the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives of Iowa at the Iowa State Fair Aug. 10-20.

Located inside the 4-H Exhibits Building on the south end of the fairgrounds, the display showcases all Iowa electric cooperatives on a map of Iowa. Magnetic “markers” are available to place on the state map to show co-op membership.

Fairgoers may register to win a Nest Learning Thermostat from Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Iowa. This latest technology programs itself by learning the temperatures you and your family like and then automatically following those preferences. The thermostat turns itself down when nobody is home to save energy. You can connect the thermostat to Wi-Fi to control temperatures from your phone, tablet or laptop.

One winner of the thermostat will be chosen, at random, following the close of the fair.

Additional energy efficiency and savings information will be displayed in the booth.

Cooperative members have a voice in how cooperatives are run, making sure their co-ops enhance quality of life by providing affordable electricity. Co-ops encourage members to save money through responsible energy use and offer discounts on qualified products and services members use every day.

Be sure to visit the Touchstone Energy display when you’re at the Iowa State Fair and go to for more information on how to save energy and the value of cooperative membership.

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