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Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative, Inc., (CHELCO) is a MEMBER-OWNED, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative employing more than 170 people and serving more than 61,000 accounts in Walton, Okaloosa, Holmes and Santa Rosa counties in the panhandle of Florida.

The cooperative owns and maintains over 4,100 miles of line including those on Eglin Air Force Base.

We have six area offices including our headquarters in DeFuniak Springs.

CHELCO is a distribution cooperative that exclusively purchases its energy from PowerSouth Energy Cooperative. CHELCO is democratically controlled by its member-owners, who vote to elect the Board of Trustees. Each Trustee is also a CHELCO member, and they are elected on three-year cycles and represent nine districts throughout our service territory.

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