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 151 people to serve
6,353 members with 13,260 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 9,876 miles of Energized Line of which 143 miles are Transmission Line, 172 miles are Underground Line,
and 9,561 are Overhead Energized Line.
RGEC maintains the electrical distribution systems for Ft.
Bliss, El Paso, Texas, and Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas.
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General Manager/CEO's Message
Your rights as a consumer. . .not something you hear a lot about. Irrespective of what business you do patronize, you have rights.
I wonder how many of them tell you what those rights are. Once each year, we publish your rights so that you can be an informed consumer.
Here at Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (RGEC), you have many more rights than you would with other business models.
There are essentially three types of electric service providers that operate in Texas - - Investor Owned Utilities (IOU), Municipally
Owned Utilities (MOU), and Consumer Owned Utilities (COU). IOUs, as the name suggests, are owned by a group of investors. In some cases,
the investors may also be consumers, but, for the most part, they will be individuals who are simply focused on earning a return on their
investment. MOUs are, not surprisingly, owned by a municipality. The system is operated for the benefit of those living in the city, but also
as an alternative revenue source for operation of city services.
In this business model, the consumers and the investors are one and the
approximately $1,520,775.90 in unclaimed
capital credits through the year 1987.
These unclaimed amounts are for those whose contact information was not kept
up-to-date, and therefore, the checks were returned. Make sure we know how to
reach you when it is time to mail your capital credits check!
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