University Lands

Scam Warning

Held Hostage By The University Lands System
No matter what side of the fence you’re on politically, most can agree that the little guy usually doesn’t stand a chance, when it comes to standing up against a quasi-governmental agency. Yet, Rio Grande Electric Co-op continues to fight, on behalf of its member-owners, against unfairly assessed lease of utility easements through land in West Texas, which is controlled by the University of Texas System. . . . more

Member Warning:

There is an on-line bill pay website that appears to be affiliated with RGEC, but it is NOT. may charge the member extra fees, and RGEC cannot control when we will receive the member . . . more

Service Area 

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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 6,377 members with 13,376 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 9,894 miles of Energized Line of which 143 miles are Transmission Line, 175 miles are Underground Line, and 9,576 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
Brackettville Headquarters

Ahh, spring is here, and with it have come thunder, lightning, and rain! They wreak havoc on the Cooperative’s distribution network. You may see blinking and flickering lights, as protective devices work to keep power on. Last night, we received two inches of rain in the Brackettville area. The lightning was amazing and frightening, all at once. Whether you see the lightning, or simply hear the thunder…you know lightning has hit something. The order of events is that lightning strikes, and thunder reports that fact.

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Capital Credits
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There remains approximately $1,733,562 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! Claiming Capital Credits, Claiming Capital Credits Following Bankruptcy, Unclaimed Capital Credits List, Capital Credits Brochure

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The 71st Annual Meeting was held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Pecos County Civic Center, in Fort Stockton, Texas. Annual Meeting Photos
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Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer. - Complete Statement of Non-Discrimination - USDA And Justice for All Poster

Rio Grande Electric Cooperativa es un proveedor, empleador y prestador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
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RGEC strives to make materials accessible to all Cooperative members. If you require any portion of this information in a different format, please contact, or call 800-749-1509.

RGEC se esfuerza por hacer que los materiales sean accesibles a todos sus miembros de la cooperativa. Si necesita cualquier parte de esta información en un formato differente, por favor, póngase en contacto con, o llame al 800-749-1509.