San Miguel Electric Cooperative Deemed Part of Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, San Miguel Electric Cooperative has been deemed part of the nation’s “critical infrastructure workforce,” as it continues to provide the safe, reliable power that South Texans have relied upon since 1982. San Miguel’s lignite-fueled power plant fuels more than 78,000 homes during peak demand.
To protect our workers and the public, we are taking all the recommended local, state and federal precautions. These include working from home when possible and encouraging workers to follow the hygiene habits recommended by healthcare professionals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, San Miguel continues to keep in contact with state and federal regulators to ensure the safety and reliability of the South Texas electricity grid.
We want to thank our hard-working employees, who continue to work during this trying time. These dedicated professionals are working hard to provide the necessary energy that hundreds of thousands of rural Texans have come to depend on, especially as they shelter-in-place at their homes.
As this is a very fluid situation, San Miguel senior management and its Pandemic Response Team (PRT) are regularly informing employees and contractors about any new or evolving mitigation measures to protect their health and to discourage the spread of the virus.