Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. (RGEC) was organized in 1945 to enhance
the quality of life for rural residents by providing electric service where none existed. Today,
at over 35,000 sq. miles, 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. While it still serves
rural areas, many metropolitan areas have expanded into RGEC's territory, which now includes hospitals,
schools, and urban housing developments. The Cooperative was also selected by the military to be the electrical maintenance provider
for Ft. Bliss, El Paso, and Laughlin AFB, Del Rio.
a compliment of 165 people to serve 6,555 members with 13,601 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 9,933 miles of
Energized Line of which 126 miles are Transmission Line, 192 miles
are Underground Line, and 9,615 are Overhead Energized Line. RGEC maintains the
electrical distribution systems for Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, and
Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas.
The service territory includes portions
of 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.
Service Area Maps
The Board of Directors
the qualified men and women who govern your co-op.
Director District Map
board of 13 Directors
is elected by the members and meets on the third Wednesday of each
month to set policies that guide the Cooperative.