emPOWER SUMMIT 2017:  The emPOWER Summit, RGEC’s 72nd Annual Meeting, will be held Saturday, October 14, at the International Center for Trade in Eagle Pass, Texas. Doors open at 9:00 A.M. with registration. Once registered, help yourself to coffee and donuts/Mexican pastries and take part in the pre-meeting Selfie Photo Contest. The business meeting begins at 10:00 A.M, and will include director election results. To ensure eligibility for all the door prizes, and the Grand Prize, be sure to be registered by 10:00 A.M. 

Scam Alert 


8/10/17 WARNING: UTILITY SCAM THREATENS TO PULL METER. The Carrizo Springs office reported that a member related an attempt to scam them out of money by threatening to pull the meter, if a $300 fee was not paid. The member received multiple calls - 2 from women, and 3 from men -- telling her to go to the Dollar General store and purchase MoneyPak cards, and they would come to her residence at a particular time this evening to pick it up. The member was wise enough to record the phone number from which the call came - 800-773-4871, and reported it to the police and RGEC. The Co-op would NEVER insist that you pay any fee through a third-party card, nor will employees come to your home to pick up payments. These scammers are very DANGEROUS. Stay alert, as there are always scams of this nature being pulled. Don't be a victim. Report attempted scams to local law enforcement and RGEC immediately.

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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 152 people to serve 6,388 members with 13,383 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 9,896 miles of Energized Line of which 143 miles are Transmission Line, 175 miles are Underground Line, and 9,595 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 Message
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If you live long enough, things are going to change. We are living in a somewhat tumultuous time in America. Our national pride is crippled by hate, and that hate is coupled with the highest level of sensitivity to anything and everything I have seen in my 64 years. I’m disappointed. My life experience, however, tells me that unrest is oftentimes a forerunner to meaningful change. I am hopeful that the change is for the better. Neil Diamond, a popular singer among many for the past five decades, sang a song that made me look at controversy and its resolution differently than when I was young. The song is “Hello Again”. In it, there is a phrase that goes like this; “lately it’s been crazy and maybe I’m to blame, but I put my heart above my head”.  Read More.


Capital Credits
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There remains approximately $1,492,465 in unclaimed capital credits through the year 1988. 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! Claiming Capital Credits, Claiming Capital Credits Following Bankruptcy, Unclaimed Capital Credits List, Capital Credits Brochure

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