What is an electric
Electric cooperatives are independent, private and not-for-profit organizations owned by the
members they serve to provide affordable electricity to primarily rural areas.
Why were coops created?
Electric cooperatives date to the mid-1930s when 9 out of 10 rural homes did not have electric service. For decades, power companies had ignored rural areas in order to focus on densely populated cities and towns.
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Who is San Miguel Electric Cooperative?
Created in 1977, San Miguel is a member-owned electric cooperative that provides affordable and reliable power to hundreds of thousands of Texans. We operate a lignite-fired power plant that supplies electricity to nine member cooperatives across 42 South Texas counties.