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December 12, about 1,900 checks were mailed to current and former Co-op members who will share in a portion of approximately $1,256,643 in Capital Credits repayments for the year 1984.

There remains approximately $974,812.23 in unclaimed capital credits from previous distributions for the years 1951-1983. 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!

Click the links below for helpful information on claiming capital credits:

 Updated 2/18/2015

Click here for Claiming Capital Credits

Click here for Claiming Capital Credits with Bankruptcy

Click here for Unclaimed Capital Credits list



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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 6,280 members with 13,107 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 9,784 miles of Energized Line of which 143 miles are Transmission Line and 160 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 02/20/2015


Brackettville Headquarters

As I write this article, we are preparing for another winter blast in the western part of our system. This year will go in the record books for sure. 2015 began with an ice storm that was not as bad as the 2013/2014 winter ice storm, but it was bad enough. Unfortunately, some members were hit by both of these ice storms. Members around Guadalupe Mountains National Park and the state line were hammered by both storms. Here are some of the vital statistics: 482 downed poles, 621 spans of conductor on the ground, and 130 broken cross arms. We had approximately 100 contractor employees assisting our crews in the  restoration of  power. Muddy conditions necessitated the use of bulldozers in order to get trucks into position to replace broken poles. We had six dozers scattered around the system to facilitate repairs. Read more.

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Co-op Magazine   69th Annual Meeting

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  The 69th Annual Meeting was held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Pecos County Civic Center, in Fort Stockton, Texas.  Click here for photos
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