How Do Co-ops Work?

NEC Co-op is a non-profit electricity provider. Co-ops were formed decades ago to offer service to residents in rural areas—read more on how it all got started. Today, there are over 1,000 cooperatives formed across the nation. And once they join, members are sticking around.

Becoming a Member

When you enroll as a customer, you become a “member”—which also means you share in the ownership. It’s different than the investor-owned utilities or power suppliers—because our profits go right back to the members (you), in the form of credits or cash payment at the end of every year.

It’s reliable electricity at the lowest price possible without the gimmicks—and the kind of benefits that matter to our members.

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Quick Facts:
  • Non-profit electricity provider
  • Members are owners
  • Profits go back to memebers
No Gimmicks, just great services


Take our simple quiz to see if we’re a good fit.

  • NEC CoOp does do this for our customers!   Do you prefer to keep things simple?
  • NEC CoOp does do this for our customers!   Do you like supporting local?
  • NEC CoOp does do this for our customers!   Are you interested in getting profits back?
  • NEC CoOp does do this for our customers!   Do you value competitive rates?

Opt for Co-Op! Join Us!     SIGN ME UP!

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We’re Part of Touchstone Energy Cooperative

The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives brand represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 740 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day. Electric cooperatives distribute power for 75 percent of the U.S. land mass over 2.4 million miles of power lines.

For Enrollment, Bids, & Other Inquiries, Visit your Corpus Christi Electric Company at 5017 Saratoga Blvd. Unit 135, Corpus Christi, Texas 78413