Electric Consumer is the Indiana electric cooperative community’s award-winning publication.

Around 275,000 families and businesses across 27 locally owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives receive Electric Consumer as part of their electric co-op membership. The publication provides news and features about people, places, and issues relating to electric co-ops, their consumers, and local communities.

The publication began in July 1951 as Indiana Rural News. In the early 1980s, it was renamed Electric Consumer. in February 2013, it was redesigned as a magazine after almost 62 years in newspaper form. Electric Consumer continues to be published monthly by Indiana Electric Cooperatives, the statewide association for Indiana’s electric cooperatives.


If you’re interested in advertising in the print edition of Electric Consumer, please contact Holly Huffman, member relations and advertising manager, at hhuffman@indianaec.org.