East Texas Electric cooperative (ETEC) was formed in 1987 by merging 10 East Texas electricity co-ops. This Texas electric company doesn’t sell power directly to end users, such as households and local businesses. Instead, they generate and purchase the electricity, then they sell it to their 8 members. Seven of those members are distribution co-ops, and the eighth member is a generation and transmission co-op.
While most Texas electric cooperatives are strictly power distribution companies, ETEC is a generation and distribution electric company. In addition to their coal and gas power plants, ETEC has a hydroelectric plant and a wood-fired biomass plant. They also have long-term power purchase agreements with several wind farms.
In early 2021, ETEC completed the Lake Livingston hydroelectric project. This electricity-generating dam produces enough electricity to power 12,000 East Texas homes.
East Texas EC provides electricity to 8 Texas electricity co-ops:
- Cherokee County Electric Cooperative – Rusk, Texas
- Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative – San Augustine, Texas
- Houston County Electric Cooperative – Crockett, Texas
- Jasper-Newton Electric Cooperative – Kirbyville, Texas
- Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative – Longview, Texas
- Rusk County Electric Cooperative – Henderson, Texas
- Sam Houston Electric Cooperative – Livingston, Texas
- Wood County Electric Cooperative – Quitman, Texas
East Texas Electric Co-op Contact Information and Phone Number:
2905 Westward Dr.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961