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It's Co-op Month!

In October, members from more than 29,000 cooperatives nationwide join to celebrate the advantages of cooperative membership and recognize the benefits and values co-ops bring to their members and communities.


Unlike other businesses, cooperatives are not-for-profit, democratically controlled, volunteer-run, member-owned cooperatives. They exist to serve their members, and that level of service remains high even during even the toughest times. Instead of issuing stock or paying dividends to outside shareholders, cooperatives provide value to their members through their level of customer services and capital credits.



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 6,230 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 9,784 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 9/24/14


Brackettville Headquarters

A recent cool front and accompanying rain served as the perfect segue into fall. I know I have said this many times before, but I love the fall...
it is my favorite season. I enjoy the startup of Friday night football, cool
weather, leaves changing color and the yellow flowers that adorn Fort Clark Springs in the month of October every year. I look forwad to the
holidays we celebrate during the months of fall.
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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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