"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.  


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News Stories:

2015 Scholarship Applications Now Available

DETEC is firmly committed to the leaders of tomorrow, and for more than a decade, the Cooperative has offered scholarships to local high school and home schooled seniors in its service area.

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2015 East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar Applications Now Available

Each year, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative joins eight other east Texas cooperatives in sponsoring the East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS).  On June 22nd – 26th, approximately 120 students will attend the camp at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX.  This year, Deep East Texas will sponsor 10 students from the DETEC service area to attend the camp.

2015 Government-In-Action Youth Tour Applications Available Now

120 high school students from across Texas will travel to Washington, D.C. on June 10th – 19th to join more than 1,600 other students from around the nation for the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

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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Ways To Save

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Kids Energy Zone

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