$25K in scholarships given to local students

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

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Wood County Electric Cooperative Inc. Receives Prestigious Award

Wood County Electric Cooperative Inc. (WCEC) has been honored by the East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) with the Regional Corporate Citizen of the Year Award. The award was presented at ETCOG’s 84th Semi-Annual Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, March 22, at the Ben E. Keith Distribution Center in Palestine, TX. The ETCOG Special…

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Wood County Electric Cooperative Inc. 73rd Annual Meeting

Over 800 members attended the 73rd Annual Meeting of Wood County Electric Cooperative Inc., (WCEC) held Friday afternoon, October 07, 2010, at the Governor Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman. Prior to the meeting a free concert featuring the popular gospel group The New Plainsmen, set a festive tone. To kick-off the business meeting, Debbie…

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WCEC Power Restoration Efforts for June 28 Storm

A powerful thunderstorm with extreme winds caused extensive damage to Wood County Electric Cooperative’s (WCEC) distribution systems, as well as to one of our transmission providers’ transmission lines. Outages began in the Mount Vernon region around 7:30 p.m. and rapidly moved south with the storm. They affected the entire service territory, and at peak there…

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Area Students Enjoy Lessons in Leadership

Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WCEC) sponsored ten youth delegates for the 2011 East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS) held at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, TX, June 27- July 1. The youth delegates joined approximately 120 other participants, each sponsored by one of nine East Texas electric cooperatives, to participate in the ETREYS…

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