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Democratic control is what helps make cooperatives strong. The nominating committees have selected candidates to appear on the ballot in this year's RGEC election, and have certified they meet eligibility criteria. 2014 Director Nominees are: District 5 - Billy Foster; District 6 - Rowdy Holmsley; District 8 - Warren Cude; District 9 - James Evrage. Others who would like to seek a place on the ballot may run by petition. In order to do so, any fifteen (15) or more members acting together may make other nominations for the Rio Grande Electric Co-op., Inc. District Director position by petition, with the following conditions:

1.   All petitioning members must be a natural person, bona fide resident of that district. 2. Nominee must be a natural person, bona fide resident of that district, and eligible to hold office under Rio Grande Electric Co-op., Inc. Bylaws. 3. Nominee must execute the Affidavit of Eligibility. 4. Petition(s) and Affidavit(s) of Eligibility must be filed with the Secretary at the Rio Grande Electric Co-op., Inc. main office in Brackettville by the end of August, 2014. Petition(s) and Affidavit(s) postmarked by August 31, 2014 will be accepted.


OVER $999,805 IN UNCLAIMED CAPITAL CREDITS.  Over $333,636 remains unclaimed in capital credits retirements for the period of 1951-1976. RGEC began attempting to pay these capital credits in 2011. In 2012, checks amounting to over $328,203 went unclaimed for capital credits allocated during the years 1977-1979. The 2013 retirement was for capital credits allocated for years 1980 through 1983. To date, approximately $337,965 of that amount remains unclaimed. Click the links below for helpful information on claiming capital credits.

Click here for Claiming Capital Credits

Click here for Claiming Capital Credits with Bankruptcy

Click here for Unclaimed Capital Credits list


Example of the Rocky Terrain in the RGEC Territory
Service Area Maps

RGEC has the largest service territory of any electric cooperative in the contiguous United States, serving 18 counties in Texas and 2 counties in New Mexico, which covers approximately 35,000 sq. miles. These counties include: Brewster, Crockett, Culberson, Dimmit, Edwards, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Maverick, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Webb and Zavala in Texas, and Eddy and Otero Counties in New Mexico. 

RGEC currently employs 143 people to serve 6,240 members with 13,009 meters. It maintains offices in Alpine, Brackettville, Carrizo Springs, Dell City, El Paso, and Fort Stockton, with the Brackettville office serving as corporate headquarters.  The Co-op maintains 9,777 miles of Energized Line of which 143 miles are Transmission Line and 155 miles are Underground Line. RGEC maintains the electrical distribution systems for Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, and Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas.

Last updated 8/07/14


Brackettville Headquarters

I know many have experienced power outages and some erratic power anomalies over the past month.
Rest assured we are aware and working hard to correct the problems. We have experienced some extreme
thunderstorms of late that have taken their toll on our facilities. We have automated equipment in
place that notifies us of the problems and the severity of the problem.
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Co-op Magazine   69th Annual Meeting

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  The 69th Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Pecos County Civic Center, in Fort Stockton, Texas. Join us for a day of fun, food, prizes, and information about your Co-op.
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