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May is National Electrical Safety Month and Rio Grande Electric is joining the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) and other organizations and utilities nationwide to raise awareness of potential home electrical hazards and the importance of electrical safety.

Nearly half of the nations houses were built before 1970, and our growing dependence on energy heightens the risk of overburdening an older homes electrical system, leading to fires or electrocutions, said ESFI President Brett Brenner. View ESFIs publication That Old House, This New Update to learn about common hazards posed by aging houses. It features safety and efficiency updates that can be made to all homes. These updates will help minimize the dangers posed by older homes. If your house is over 40 years old, the first step is to have an electrical inspection performed by a licensed electrician.

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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 143 people to serve 6,293 members with 13,132 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 9,838 miles of Energized Line of which 143 miles are Transmission Line and 161 miles are Underground Line. RGEC maintains the electrical distribution systems for Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, and Laughlin Air Force Base, Del Rio, Texas.

Updated 04/7/2015


Brackettville Headquarters

It is hard to conceive of the progress that has been made as a result of an executive order signed by FDR eighty years ago. In those days, you had lights to the city limits and darkness beyond. Children on farms and ranches did homework by kerosene lanterns or fire light, while their classmates in town had electric energy to light their homes. When farm and ranch children got home from school, they had arduous chores that had to be performed, because there was no electric energy fuel labor-saving devices like washing machines, wood splitters, milking machines, and the list goes on.   Read more.

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  The 69th Annual Meeting was held Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Pecos County Civic Center, in Fort Stockton, Texas.  Click here for photos
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