Serving a community involves more than providing electricity. We help enrich the communities we serve by participating in programs such as the following:
- Community Grants provide eligible non-profit organizations located within the PEC service territory the opportunity to apply for grant funding.
- PEC Scholarship Program. Each year, PEC awards scholarships to graduating Hill Country seniors who are bound for colleges, universities and technical schools.
- Youth Tour Contest. The high school students who win this contest earn an expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
- Green Works. This initiative is PEC’s ongoing effort to increase environmental awareness and conservation.
- Speakers Bureau. As part of this free program, PEC representatives visit community groups to discuss topics from electrical safety to tree care to energy management.
- Our PEC United Charities program, which is funded through voluntary employee payroll deductions and corporate-matched funds, donates thousands of dollars each year to local charities.
- Partnering with Habitat for Humanity®. PEC provides free electricity to Habitat for Humanity homes within our service area during the construction phase, waives start-up fees and helps new homeowners with their first $100 of electric use.
- Annual contributions to community action programs in our service area. These programs lend assistance to eligible PEC members who are unable to pay their electric bills. In addition, credit amounts less than $5 from final bills are transferred to help support this cause unless a refund is requested.
- Donations of equipment and volunteer expertise for local community projects.
- Encouraging PEC employees to get involved in their communities.
- Being a good neighbor means lending a tool or pitching in from time to time. That’s why we donate labor, the use of our specialized equipment or surplus materials when eligible organizations request them.