Who We Are
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Organized in 1938 under the provisions of the United States
Rural Electrification Act and incorporated under the provisions of the Texas
Electric Cooperative Corporation Act, Medina Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a
not-for-profit electric cooperative corporation, operating under the seven
guiding Cooperative Principles.
As of May 2012, Medina Electric Cooperative (EC) provides service to over 16,760 members
with more than 30,750 meter connections and 167,000 poles throughout a 12,000 square-mile region
in the Texas counties of:
Service is provided through 9,132 miles of electric
distribution line. Power is purchased on a wholesale basis, through purchase
agreements with South Texas Electric Cooperative (STEC)
and San Miguel Electric Cooperative (SMEC).
Medina EC has a five-district service area and
a three-district voting area. The nine directors serving on the cooperative's
board are elected by the membership.
Medina EC was born
out of the Rural Electrification Act. The Rural Electrification Administration
(REA) was established by Executive Order under President Franklin Roosevelt on
May 11, 1935, and on May 20 the following year, the President signed the Rural
Electrification Act. This Act established the REA as a lending agency on a
continual basis for 10 years.
Because of the great need for electricity
in the South Texas area, farmers, ranchers and other concerned groups began
meeting together and on November 22, 1938, the first meeting of incorporators
and directors of Medina EC was held at the Medina County Agent's office in
Medina EC is governed by a nine person,
member-elected Board of Directors and daily
operations are led by the organization's General Manager and CEO. Mark Rollans
has served as Medina EC's current General Manager/CEO since January 2007.
The construction of the cooperative's lines and facilities have been carried out
over the years with funds obtained by loan agreements from the
(formerly Rural Electrification Administration or REA), a
division within the United States Department of Agriculture. In recent years a
portion of the financing of Medina EC's lines and facilities has also been
obtained from the National
Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation