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Your Vote. Your Voice. Your Cooperative.


Like other electric co-ops, South Plains Electric Cooperative is guided by an elected board of directors that represents its members when making important decisions. Being a member of the co-op’s board is an important and highly responsible position in the community, and directors volunteer considerable time and energy to the cause of powering our communities and empowering co-op members to improve the quality of their lives.

Operation Round Up Scholarship Recipients

The Operation Round Up® board awarded 42 scholarships to local member students.

Operation Round Up®, a community service program supported by the members of South Plains Electric Cooperative, awarded $42,000 in scholarships. Fourty-two member students will receive a $1,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. These students were selected on their scholastic records, school and community service activities, essay questions and financial need.

Our Strength Comes From Working Together

Cooperatives serve their members best when they work together.

Cooperation—it’s the lifeblood of electric cooperatives and a concept vital to the success of our form of business.

If you’ve heard the old saying that there is power in numbers, then you understand why Cooperative Principle No. 6, Cooperation Among Cooperatives, is key for us. Cooperatives serve their members best when they work together.

The Power of Music


The Operation Round Up Board of Directors initiated a program offering small, $500 grants to teachers. Grants were available to K-12 teachers in art and science for the 2018-2019 school year. The funds are made available by South Plains Electric Cooperative members contributing to Operation Round Up. Their monthly bill is rounded up to the next dollar, and the extra change, averaging only $6 per year, funds projects like the teacher mini-grants, scholarships and much more.

Memories at the Drive-In

Summer is here and what better way to spend an evening than with your family at the drive-in? The Stars and Stripes Drive-In, located in Lubbock, is a place for families to make memories and enjoy an experience like no other.

The Stars and Stripes Drive-In was opened in August 2003 by Ryan Smith, but the passion for drive-in theaters in his family goes back for more than 70 years.

The Donkey Whisperer

Truett with donkey herd

SPEC member and board member enjoys caring for rescue donkeys during his retirement.

There are many different types of animal rescue services, but have you ever heard of an organization solely devoted to rescuing donkeys?

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, headquartered right outside of San Angelo, began as a backyard hobby and has since become the largest equine rescue in the country.