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Message from the Board President

PEC District 2 Director Emily Pataki
Emily Pataki, District 2 Director & Board President

Eighty years ago, hardworking ranchers and farmers formed Pedernales Electric Cooperative with the noble purpose of electrifying the Texas Hill Country. Electric power in their homes and businesses meant not only an improved quality of life for themselves, but more importantly, it ensured a future for generations to come. Their vision made it possible for us to thrive and grow, and we have inherited a tremendous legacy from them — one of courage, commitment to principles and service to one another.

Since 1938, everything has changed and nothing has changed at PEC. By extending electric service to the Hill Country, we laid the groundwork for 80 years of growth and innovation in our communities. Now, with more than 300,000 accounts across our area that serve approximately 1 million Texans, we’re proud to be the largest and fastest growing electric cooperative in the country.

No matter our size, though, we remain committed to our founding principles. We work hard to keep your rates low through comprehensive operations and cost control measures. We focus on the reliability of your electric distribution system, which is continually strengthened through upgrades and proactive maintenance. We defend you from electrical hazards, scams and other dangers with active communications, system safeguards and education. We’re honored to volunteer in your neighborhoods and schools and give back to our communities through grants, scholarships and more.

We believe it is our duty and a privilege to carry forward the proud legacy of service set forth by the first PEC members eight decades ago. From the beginning, your cooperative has been committed to principles, not profit. We are an organization run by our members, for our members. We demonstrate the PEC difference in our commitment to service — where our cooperative values meet our rich history. As much as we cherish our past and our roots, we believe the best days at PEC are still to come. It is our pleasure to serve you and grow with you.

Thank you for making us PEC proud.