January: Work Locations and Updates
Here is where you can expect to see Medina EC crews and contractors frequently during January.
- Crews with QPI are inspecting power poles in the Devine area. They will be finished by the end of April. Each year, the cooperative has a goal to inspect 15,000 of the 150,000 poles on our electric system and replace them as needed. This helps us ensure that crews and the public stay safe, and helps prevent some outages.
- There is 2.5 miles of line being rebuilt along CR 4516 near Dunlay so it can support the larger electric load being put on the system by growth in the area. A new substation is also being constructed by South Texas Electric Cooperative in this same area.
- Crews with Allegiant will be inspecting and updating equipment throughout our service area. During the first half of 2019, their primary focus will be in Medina County.
- Crews with Cedar Beetle are clearing rights-of-way in the area north of D'Hanis and should be done by mid-March.
Tree Trimming and Vegetation Management Work
The majority of ROW work is done by contractors. You can learn more about our vegetation management program here. As soon as ROW locations for 2019 are available, they will be posted here and on the ROW webpage.
All Medina EC contractors have letters showing that they are an approved contractor along with the dates of the work. If you see someone suspicious, do not hesitate to ask them for their credentials. You may also call our office at 1-866-MEC-ELEC (632-3532) and our staff will verify contractor locations.
Updating Member Information
In addition, the cooperative is working to update contact information for all members. If you receive an email or letter asking your to verify the information we currently have on file for you, it is likely from the cooperative. All correspondence will have current information printed on it, for you to either verify or correct. The forms will not be blank. Information we will be verifying includes name, mailing address, phone numbers, email and use of electricity. We will not ask for social security numbers, driver's license numbers, date of birth or any bank or credit card information. If you receive a letter or email and are unsure of if it came from the cooperative, please do not hesitate to call us to verify. All members that verify and/or update their information will be entered to win a $25 bill credit.