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New to Your Electric Cooperative?

Annual Meeting Registration

It’s easy for us “old-timers” to forget that sometimes we speak a different language out here in Co-op Country, a language not familiar to many of our newer members. If you’re a new member of South Plains Electric Co-op, you may not even be aware that you’re much more than a mere “customer” until you’ve had a personal interaction with a Co-op employee who works for you.

History Helps Co-ops Stand Strong

Dale Ancell and Jodey Arrignton Staff

This month, I found some insight to share from Co-op Historian Ted Case, who is the executive director of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association. His books, Power Plays and Poles, Wires and War, describe the effect electric co-ops have had on national policy since the 1930s. Case recently talked with Paul Wesslund from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association about what the history of electric co-ops means for members.

SPEC Sponsors Local Ag in the Bag Program

Students at Ag in the Bag


“Where does my food come from?” is a question not many urban fourth-graders ask very often. Some might reply with: “the grocery store,” unaware that the hamburger they enjoy at the local burger joint may have come from a steer raised right here in Texas. This generation is further removed from the farm than any generation before, and the importance of educating our children about how their food and clothing get from the field to the store is vital.

Drive the Safe Road

Safety is, was and always will be a priority at South Plains Electric Cooperative.

This includes the safety of you, our members, as well as that of our employees.

We’re proud of our safety record and the measures we put in place to safeguard those who work to bring you a steady supply of electricity. That especially goes for our lineworkers and support crews, who have some of the most dangerous jobs around.

Youth Tour Recipients, With a Twist

Youth Tour Logo

Seven local students chosen for the trip of a lifetime this summer.

High school juniors and seniors competed in three local contests for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., from June 6-15. The students interviewed with a panel of judges to convincingly explain why they should represent South Plains Electric Cooperative. The students were also asked questions on their cooperative knowledge.

60 Years of Supporting 4-H Gold Star Winners

Gold Star Banquet

Every year, young adults are honored with 4-H Gold Star Awards.

District 2 held its banquet at Eberley Brooks Events on November 20 and honored a total of 25 recipients.

South Plains Electric Cooperative and other area electric cooperatives have sponsored the District 2 banquet for 60 years. South Plains Electric is honored to have the opportunity to support this outstanding group of young adults. Many of our leaders have deep roots in the 4-H program.