"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.  Formed in 1938, 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.   

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DETEC Warns of Telephone Scams

Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is warning residents to be on the alert for a telephone scam targeting utility consumers.

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