About Us

About Us

Charles Mix Electric is your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative, located in Charles Mix Electric in south-central South Dakota. We are a member-owned organization dedicated to providing affordable electric energy, as well as new and innovative services, to the rural areas of Charles Mix County. 

Although our main focus is to provide electric energy to our members, we also provide internet services as well as personal and environmental security services. Through innovation, integrity, accountability and a commitment to community, Charles Mix Electric actively promotes economic growth and the betterment of rural life in South Dakota.

Here are a few facts about Charles Mix Electric that you may find interesting:

  • 14 Fulltime employees (3 women, 11 men)
  • One outpost (3 linemen)
  • 16 Vehicles including heavy equipment
  • 600+ Internet customers
  • 1600+ Members
  • 4 Substations
  • 12470 volts on the distribution line
  • 2250 Meters
  • 2475 Services in place
  • 1187 miles of overhead line (Amerductor & ACSR)
  • 174 miles of underground line (XLP & Rubber insulated)
  • 1360 miles of energized line
  • Approximately 25000 poles (Southern Yellow Pine)
  • Over $10,000,000 in current loans
  • Over $3,000,000 in interest paid
  • 50,521,612 kilowatt/hours sold in 2004
  • $13,443,000 in assets
  • $92,800 paid annually in taxes.

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