Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Non Profit Utility Companies
Trico Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a non-profit electric cooperative serving more than 45,000 members in northwest Tucson, Marana, Corona de Tucson, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Three Points, Arivaca, Sasabe, and Mount Lemmon. Trico was established in 1945 by farmers in Avra Valley who were seeking to bring electric power to their rural area. It now has over 46,000 meters spread across 3,700 miles of energized line.
Trico and its nearly 130 employees strive to economically provide safe, reliable electricity that optimizes benefits to its members and communities through the following five strategic initiatives:
1) Member Satisfaction
2) Power Supply & System Planning
3) Renewable Resources & Energy Efficiency
4) System Growth & Financial Planning
5) Workforce Management
In addition, Trico also plays a vital role in the local communities that it serves. Whether it is sending local high school students on an all-inclusive trip to Washington D.C. where they learn about the history of the nation or providing scholarships to students in their service territory, Trico goes above and beyond in helping their members. This is also evident through their Power Grant Program, where Trico and its employees choose organizations within their communities to donate $80,000 to on an annual basis.