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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.

RGEC currently employs a compliment of 158 people to serve 6,540 members with 13,571  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 9,928 miles of Energized Line of which 126 miles are Transmission Line, 193 miles are Underground Line, and 9,610 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.

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                                             Arrow GraphicMeet The Board of Directors
                           Meet the qualified men and women who govern your co-op.

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A 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.

  This page was last edited by cj 3/25/2019 1:12:02 PM