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More than 50,000 Feet of Copper Stolen from SPEC

Copper theft is still a major issue for your co-op! More than 50,000 feet of copper was stolen from our poles over the last few months in Live Oak and Bee counties.

Safety on the Farm

Farming is among the most dangerous occupations for many reasons, including potential encounters with electrical hazards. Before taking to the fields, San Patricio Electric Cooperative urges farmworkers to be aware of overhead power lines and to keep equipment and extensions far away from them.


Don’t Miss Our Annual Meeting

Every year, San Patricio Electric Cooperative hosts an Annual Members Meeting. It’s a time to gather with our membership, share important financial information, announce the results of our director election and occasionally vote on other matters, such as bylaw changes. Of course, the door prizes are great too!

Help Kids Be Smart Energy Users

“Did you turn off the lights in your room?” “We’re not paying to cool the whole neighborhood!” With school out for the summer, parents will be uttering these phrases to their children countless times each day. Despite best efforts, it can be tough to help kids understand the importance of saving energy—and to put that knowledge into action. Few people have more experience talking about energy efficiency than the staff at San Patricio Electric Cooperative.

Will Solar Work for Your Home?

The news and mailboxes are full of information on the benefits of solar power. But is it truly affordable and right for your home?


To find the answer, most homeowners first should determine whether their primary motivator in installing solar is the environment or their pocketbook.

Copper Theft Continues in SPEC Service Area

Last week, we reported that 10,000 feet of copper had been stolen from our poles in Live Oak County. The culprits are still at large and have now stolen an additional 5,000 feet of copper wire from our poles in Bee County.

Copper Thieves Target SPEC

Copper thieves have been targeting San Patricio Electric Cooperative poles over the last few weeks. About 10,000 feet of copper has been stolen from SPEC’s power poles in Live Oak County.

It’s Hurricane Season. Are you Prepared?

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30th and the 2018 hurricane season is expected to be more active than average. Climatologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predict the season will bring 10 to 16 named storms, with five to nine reaching hurricane strength. Of those, they predict one to four of them will be a major hurricane (category 3 or higher). In an average year, there are 12 named storms.

SPEC Awards $20,000 in Scholarships

San Patricio Electric Cooperative awarded $20,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors within its service area. A total of 10 scholarships were awarded, each worth $2,000.

The recipients for SPEC’s 2018 Scholarship Program are as follows:

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