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80th Annual Meeting of WCEC Members

Over 500 members attended the 80th Annual Meeting of Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc., (WCEC), held Friday afternoon, October 5, 2018, at Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Prior to the meeting a free concert featuring the fun and entertaining Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band was a real crowd pleaser. WCEC Board President and…

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EPTP Recognizes Generosity of WCEC

On Monday, August 6, Instructor Trevis Croft, representing Kilgore Jr. College, recognized Wood County Electric Cooperative’s generous support of the college’s Electric Power Technology Program. This program is a 10-week course for participants to earn an electrical power certificate, which prepares them to enter the electric utility industry with a good working-knowledge as a foundation…

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OVER $48 K IN GRANTS PRESENTED TO 36 LOCAL CHARITIES

Today, at WCEC’s headquarters in Quitman, over $48 K in grants was handed out to 36 worthy local organizations. Checks were designated for 33 local fire departments, The Forever Young Activity Center, The Pilot Club of Quitman and The Texas Ramp Project. This was a significant event, as these checks represent the first grants from…

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WCEC Awards $20,000 to East Texas Students

A panel of 3 independent judges recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships as part of Wood County Electric Cooperative’s (WCEC) “Power My World” program. Ten local high school students, who reside within WCEC’s 9-county service area, will each receive a $2,000 scholarship towards their continuing education.   The WCEC scholarship program is funded entirely by unclaimed capital…

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High Bills?? Here’s Why!

Wow! The month of January saw the second highest kWh usage for any month since 1996.  One for the record books, WCEC residential users consumed 70 million kWh.  That’s the highest Winter month kWh usage in recent history!  Only February 2011 at 69 million, comes close. What drove that? The extremely cold weather.  Usage is…

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