When Central Texas Electric Cooperative was founded back in 1947, members of the community knew that the co-op was a locally owned business—likely because they or someone they knew played a part in helping form the utility. But as the novelty of receiving electricity waned, the founders passed on and new people moved into the community, viewing the electric co-op like any other energy provider.
However, CTEC isn’t just another electric provider. We’re different, and the key to that difference is you, the member-owners of our cooperative. Without your support and commitment, we would not exist.
Research proves that when people own something, they treat it differently. As an owner, you play a critical role in our success. Each year, if our revenue exceeds our expenses (which is always our goal), a certain percentage is allocated back to you—because you are a member of the co-op.
As a local business, we have a real stake in the community, just as you do. That’s why we seek opportunities to engage with and support other local organizations. While electric power is the commodity that your co-op sells, the real power is that together, we empower this community. When people feel empowered, they accomplish great things.
True, the world is different today than it was in 1947, but our mission of serving you and our community is constant.
We welcome your advice and feedback as we continually look for innovative ways to serve our members and community. Working together with your active, inspired engagement, we can continue to accomplish great things.