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Welcome to NEC Co-op Energy’s blog & insights page. As one of the most trusted electricity providers in Texas, we empower our members with informative solutions to control, understand, and track energy use.

Find the latest company news, energy content, electricity tips, and a variety of other helpful resources.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Eco-friendly cleaning is increasingly becoming popular, and we are now seeing more “green” products lining retailer shelves. They are not…

2023 Youth Leadership Tour

2023 Youth Leadership Tour  The Government-in-Action Youth Leadership Tour is an all-expense-paid trip for high school juniors to learn about…

Corpus Christi Scholarships Winner

Corpus Christi Scholarships

Our 2023 Corpus Christi scholarships are now open! We’re awarding $32,000 to NEC Co-op Energy member high school seniors. 4-Year…

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Do Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Really Increase Savings?

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), residences used over 1.4 million gigawatt-hours of electricity in 2019, while commercial consumers accounted...
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Useful Energy-Efficiency Tips & Electricity Resources

Top Electricity Resources

Get the insights you need to be more energy efficient, make smarter decisions, and save money through our blog – all designed to educate your family. Explore tips on how to incorporate energy efficiency into your lifestyle and home, learn how to shop for your ideal electricity plan in Texas, and know how to keep your appliances in great shape.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Eco-friendly cleaning is increasingly becoming popular, and we are now seeing more “green” products lining retailer shelves. They are not…

Reading Your Smart Meter

Reading Your Smart Meter

Smart meters, also known as Advanced Metering System (AMS), give consumers and utility companies a straightforward means to track energy consumption for…

Electrical Safety Tips for a Spooktacular Halloween

Electrical Safety – It’s nothing to be frightened by! Halloween is officially around the corner! That means it’s time to…

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News From NEC Co-op

Latest NEC Co-op Energy Company News

Find out what’s happening in the world of energy with NEC Co-op Energy’s news feed and see how we’re helping Texans by delivering reliable, safe, and affordable energy. Discover the power of membership with NEC Co-op Energy and all the ways we are committed to the community.
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Electricity Content & Categories

Browse our content by category, topic, or keyphrase. We have prepared insightful content that matters for your home. From electrical safety tips and energy efficiency to outage preparation and home maintenance, your Texas electricity provider keeps you better informed with useful information that helps enhance your home life.

Energy Efficiency

Find out how the little changes add up. We’ve put together a variety of posts designed to encourage you to take energy-saving actions now.

Electric Rates

We aim to help you learn how energy works. Explore our detailed catalog of posts that broaden your knowledge of electricity rates and energy pricing so you can make informed choices.

Electric Tips at Home

Understand how your home uses electricity. Our posts are designed to level-up your knowledge of how to manage your energy usage at home.

Electrical Safety

Nothing is more important to us than your well-being and safety. Read through our useful information about electrical safety to keep your family and home safe.

Our Top Electricity FAQ's

Popular & Frequently Asked Questions about Electricity

What is an electric cooperative (co-op)?

In a deregulated electricity market, traditional electric companies supply service to the areas that provide the highest profits. Electric cooperatives are different; we originated to serve customers overlooked by these commercial operations—such as customers in rural areas—while providing them with the same quality of electric service. At NEC Co-op Energy, our goal is to give our members reliable electric service while being honest and upfront about our rates. As the only non-profit retail electric cooperative in Texas, we believe that everyone deserves affordable, dependable electric service.


Traditional electric companies in Texas answer to investors—and the company’s profits determine its success. But as a Texas co-op, our profits are allocated toward improving the reliability of our services and returning the funds to our members at the end of the year. Since 1938, we’ve given over $74 million back to our members in the form of capital credits!


Texans have countless options when it comes to choosing an electricity provider. With a co-op, members can get reliable, high-quality service that you’d expect from a privately owned supplier—without any surprise fees. And because you’re part owner of the co-op, you receive a share of the profits. With NEC Co-op Energy, we’ve offered the same honest service for 81 years, boasting some of the highest customer satisfaction rates in Texas.


The cost of electricity is calculated based on how many kilowatts are consumed per hour. One thousand watts equals one kilowatt and every device connected to the electric grid will consume watts. You can save money by remaining energy efficient, so be sure to check out our energy saving tips here and here.


While traditional electricity companies have hidden fees and additional costs that spike the prices of electricity, NEC Co-op Energy makes it easy for you to calculate your costs by giving you a simple, variable rate for each kilowatt per hour that the property consumes.


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