Strength in numbers.

Membership in ETEC gives individual cooperatives better access to new and different sources of power, both conventional and renewable. ETEC owns portions of some power plants, builds others and purchases power on behalf of more than 330,000 member-owners. By working together, individual cooperatives throughout East Texas can share best practices and resources, particularly in times of need, such as natural disasters. For example, when Hurricane Ike struck East Texas, ETEC members worked together to better utilize work crews and equipment, such as back up generators, and to help facilitate assistance from governmental entities.

Thanks to the power of the cooperative, East Texas businesses and residents served by ETEC benefit from highly reliable, affordable energy, better service and quick responses in times of need.

All of the following cooperatives are members of ETEC, and they are the organizations that literally provide the power to individual homes and businesses:



Bowie Cass EC


Cherokee County EC


Deep East Texas EC


Houston County EC


Jasper Newton EC


Panola Harrison EC


Rusk County EC


Sam Houston EC


Upshur Rural EC


Wood County EC

map of ETEC members