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Choptank Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a member-owned electric distribution utility with headquarters in Denton, Maryland. It serves over 51,875 residential, commercial and industrial accounts in parts of all nine counties of Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Touchstone Energy (This link requires cookies.) is a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small. More than 740 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 44 states are delivering energy and energy solutions to more than 16 million customers every day. Touchstone Energy cooperatives serve their members with integrity, accountability, innovation and a longstanding commitment to communities.

Chartered in 1938, Choptank's first 78 miles of line were energized in Caroline County in December of 1939.

Facts About Choptank Electric (2012 data)
  • 6,235 miles of distribution lines
  • 956.6 million kilowatt hours sold
  • 161 employees
  • Peak System Load:

    • Winter, 205,662 kilowatts, January 4, 2012
    • Summer, 261,596 kilowatts, July 7, 2012
  • Average monthly consumption per residential consumer: 1,141 kilowatts
  • Size of service territory: 70 miles by 140 miles
  • Real estate and personal property taxes paid in 2012: $3,839,311

Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 430, Denton MD 21629 Toll Free: 877-892-0001

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