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It was a sunny summer in South Texas, and that meant peak production from the rooftop solar panels at San Patricio Electric Cooperative’s office. The record-breaking heat in May also brought plenty of sunshine and our solar panels generated the most energy that month at 1,046 kWh.
I would just like to start out by saying thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you to anyone and everyone who made this trip of a lifetime possible. I cannot say how blessed I am to be a member of such a community-centered cooperative, and
Join us for our 80th Anniversary Annual Members Meeting this Saturday, September 22. The meeting will be held at the Grand in Beeville. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9:30.
San Patricio Electric Cooperative employees will hold a fundraiser for the Beeville Fire Department on Saturday, September 8. BBQ plates will be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Beeville Fire Department, located at 100 W Cleveland St. in Beeville.
In May, we awarded $20,000 in scholarships to area students, and now they’re headed off to college to put the money to use. In total, 10 students were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship to use for continued education.
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.
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.
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!
“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.
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.