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.

Service Area 

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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 156 people to serve 6,436 members with 13,421 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 9,904 miles of Energized Line of which 126 miles are Transmission Line, 175 miles are Underground Line, and 9,603 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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We are winding down to the end of the year. The holiday season kind of forces us to take a breather and think about what took place in 2017 and what to anticipate for 2018. For me, this season has an added dimension, because I am also winding down my career. I must confess, I am experiencing a plethora of emotions. On the one hand, I am proud to have been able to serve you for the past 28 years. On the other, there are things that I have wanted us to accomplish that will not be fully realized until after I am gone. It’s frustrating. There have been many improvements during my tenure. They have been a collaborative effort, and they give me joy when I take time to consider them. There is a feeling of disappointment over things that have not been fully resolved.  Read More.


Capital Credits
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There remains approximately $1,486,923 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, Affidavit of Heirship, Capital Credit Claim Form

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