Associations/Co-op Partners

Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC)

Texas Electric Cooperatives represents the interests of 75 electric cooperatives including TVEC. TEC serves its members by providing products and services that help sustain cooperative businesses in the 21st century. The association advocates for cooperatives in the Texas Legislature, the U.S. Congress and state and federal regulatory agencies. TEC also offers a full line of utility supplies and services, including utility poles, through its Manufacturing & Distribution Services facility headquartered in Georgetown. TEC provides professional education opportunities for cooperative employees and safety training for electric linemen throughout the state.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 rural electric cooperatives including TVEC providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.

NRECA’s members include consumer-owned local distribution systems — the vast majority — and 66 generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives that supply wholesale power to their distribution cooperative owner-members. Distribution and G&T cooperatives share an obligation to serve their members by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service.

Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative (RCEC)

RCEC was formed in 1979 by seven electric distribution cooperatives in Northeast Texas including TVEC. The member cooperatives united to gain bargaining power in critical wholesale purchased power negotiations.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas ensures a reliable electric grid and efficient electricity markets.

Touchstone Energy

The Touchstone Energy brand represents a nationwide alliance of 750 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Championing the cause for lowest-cost, democratically governed energy, Touchstone Energy provides a unified face for the small businesses that own and service rural America’s 2.5 million miles of power line.