Learn more about how San Miguel Electric Cooperative brings dependable, affordable power to South Texans.
San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. an electric cooperative based in Christine, Texas. Our power plant and its nearby lignite mine produce 391 net megawatts of affordable, reliable electricity for our nine member cooperatives across 42 South Texas counties.LEARN MORE
What is an electric cooperative?
Electric cooperatives are independent, private and not-for-profit organizations owned by the members they serve to provide affordable electricity to primarily rural areas.LEARN MORE
The enduring power of lignite
Coal is the nation's most abundant energy resource, supplying about 30 percent of the power to Texas and the country.LEARN MORE
Why do we need coal ash?
From highways to roofing tiles to water control, coal ash is a necessary component of everyday life.LEARN MORE
Reclaiming the land
Reclamation is the process of restoring the land to a condition that is 'as good as or better than' its original state and is done in collaboration with landowner expectations and requirements after mining has concluded.LEARN MORE
By the numbers
As San Miguel continues to produce dependable, affordable power generation to South Texans, it is also producing some powerful statistics: 78,200 homes powered, more than 1,600 direct and indirect jobs, $68.7 million in annual payments to the Texas economy and $1.8 million paid every year in local taxes are just a few.
San Miguel at work
Providing electrical power to more than 78,000 homes during peak demand takes a lot of hard work and dedication. This is the commitment of the more than 400 San Miguel employees who work at the plant and mine. At San Miguel, it’s not just a job.LEARN MORE
Reclamation and preservation are in our nature
From the time we began mining in 1982 to today, San Miguel Electric Cooperative has been working diligently to reclaim mined land and to protect native species.LEARN MORE
Electric cooperatives were created to serve rural America, and do
If you live in a large metropolitan area, you may not know what an electric cooperative is. But if you live in a rural area, electric coops are why you have safe, reliable power at the lowest possible cost. It wasn’t always that way.LEARN MORE