Barron Electric, formed in 1936, is a touchstone energy cooperative that purchases its power from Dairyland Power. the company is headquartered at Barron, wis. The areas that it serves are Barron and Washburn counties, parts of Sawyer, Dunn, Chippewa, Rusk, Polk, and Burnett counties. The company provides electricity to 400 new services. It has presented more than 100 high voltage demonstrations to more than 12,000 students. It is also involved in community service.