North Texas Tri-County Is Latest Texas Electric Cooperatives Partner

July 30, 2019

Tri-County Electric Cooperative is signing on with the Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) alliance, greatly expanding the TEC service area.

The agreement adds more than 114,000 meters and nearly 9,000 miles of distribution lines to the TEC group partnership.

Tri-County, with headquarters in Azle, is a high growth co-op among 16 counties that extends through North Texas from south of Wichita Falls and Chldress down to Stephenville and east into the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

GM & CEO of Tri-County Electric Cooperative Darryl Schriver praised the new sole source alliance’s strategic plans to help his co-op, saying.”Our alliance with TEC allows us to streamline our supply chain so we can focus on increasing value to our member owners, beyond reliable service.”

Chief operating officer of TEC Manufacturing & Distribution Services Johnny Andrews said the addition of the regional electric carrier allows TEC “to better serve a strategically important region in Texas.”

TEC represents the interests of 75 electric co-ops around the state and counts nearly three million members, providing training, community engagement and benefiting member co-ops by “providing products and services that help sustain cooperative businesses in the 21st century and offers a full line of utility supplies and services through its Manufacturing & Distribution Services facility headquartered in Georgetown.”