"At Deep East Texas Electric Co-op, our purpose is to provide affordable and reliable electric service to our membership while promoting safety, innovation, and the spirit of cooperation in the communities we serve." - Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative's Mission Statement

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. (DETEC) is a transmission and distribution electric cooperative.  The Cooperative is headquartered in San Augustine, Texas and serves some 40,000 meters in eight counties of Deep East Texas, including Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby. DETEC has 34 substations and approximately 7,000 miles of line.  In addition to the farms and homes it was originally organized to serve, the Cooperative now furnishes electricity to many large commercial and industrial consumers and several municipalities within its service area.  

- Attention Members -

In order to complete reliability upgrades, the regional transmission grid operator is requiring a short outage.  If all goes as planned, the outage should last less than 5 minutes. 

Areas affected:

Monday, November 10th at 4 AM: Members served by our Black Ankle, Pendleton, Hemphill, Six Mile, San Augustine, Bronson and Holly substations.

Monday, November 17th at 4 AM: Members served by our Hilltop substation.

Friday, November 21st at 11:40 PM: Members served by our Black Ankle, Pendleton, Hemphill, Six Mile, San Augustine, Bronson, Holly and Hilltop substations.

 We appreciate your patience and cooperation with this matter.  Should you have any questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-866-392-2547.  Thank you.


 - Attention Members -

The member login page is unavailable nightly from 10:54 PM - 12:05 AM for our end of day process.


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