Power forward.

ETEC was founded in 1987, when 10 East Texas cooperatives came together to deliver reliable, low cost power to rural residents and businesses. Our 10 distribution cooperatives are members of three generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) that fall under the ETEC umbrella.

Today, our goal is the same as it was over 25 years ago: to keep power costs down for our members while maintaining a consistently superior level of transmission. We meet this goal by establishing a well-balanced, diversified generation portfolio, by investing in modern, efficient facilities and by pursuing practical, renewable energy sources that will power our members for generations to come.

Resource Acquisition Timeline

1998
 
ETEC Transmission Line
1998
 
ISES2 (60 MW)
2004
 
Nelson6 (50 MW)
2004
 
HCPP (50 MW)
2009
 
San Jacinto (150 MW)
2010
 
Hardin County (150 MW)
2010
 
Plum Point (50 MW)
2011
 
HCPP (198 MW)
2013
 
Turk (50 MW)
2014
 
Hilton Lively Renewable Power Project (45 MW)

Under Development

2015
 
Wind Power Purchase Agreement
2018
 
R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Project (24 MW)

Fuel Source:
 
Coal
 
Gas
 
Renewable
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Within these principles lies the beauty of cooperatives. Co-ops are about serving people, not profit, plain and simple. It's been that way since the cooperative business model was born.

Today, over 100 million Americans have the privilege of being members of some 47,000 U.S. cooperatives including everything from electric co-ops to agricultural cooperatives to credit unions. Many were created out of necessity long ago, yet still today, cooperative membership continues to provide consumers with peace of mind that the services they buy are priced fairly and designed to best suit their needs.