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Interactive Annual Report Available

Friday, August 18, 2017

Interactive Annual Report Available

Have you read Sam Houston Electric Cooperative's 2016 Annual Report? The report was mailed to all 54,000 members in June.

The report includes a message from Chief Executive Officer Kyle Kuntz, P.E., information about our system, as well as the projects Cooperative employees have worked on in the past year.

You can also read it online here:

Posted by Rachel Frey, CCC

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Cooking in the summer can be unbearable, and the last thing you want to do on the hottest, most humid days is turn on the oven to make dinner. Your air conditioner works extra hard during summer months to keep your home cool, so why not give it a break with easy, efficient, no-bake recipes. The recipes below are meant to help you make a delicious meal for your family, without breaking a sweat! Tzatziki...

28 Jun

Power strips are generic and fulfill a very simple function. Keeping this in mind, let’s look at factors to consider when purchasing a power strip or a surge protector. Important tip: Make sure you know the amperage rating of the outlet into which you are connecting the strip and other equipment. A residential circuit can overload if you are not careful. Purchasing a power strip: Look for power strips with a built-in circuit...

27 Apr

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative members have spoken, and have awarded the Co-op and its employees an American Customer Satisfaction Index score of 87. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ASCI) measures four key areas: overall customer satisfaction, how a utility measures up to expectations, how it compares to an “ideal” utility, and customer loyalty. These four indicators are then combined to create a single index score that can serve as a benchmark of the utility...

6 Apr

Sam Houston EC employees, like Member Service Representative Jennifer Angel in this picture, donated 22 pints of blood on March 8. According to the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, a whole blood donation can save up to three people, so this donation made a huge impact for many lives in our area. Posted by Communication Specialist Rachel Frey, CCC

31 Mar

As a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative conducts business a little differently than other electric utility companies.  The Co-op follows a set of seven principles, which guides everything we do: Voluntary and Open Membership Democratic Member Control Members’ Economic Participation Autonomy and Independence Education, Training and Information Cooperation Among Cooperatives Concern for Community Several of these principles have been on display this month.  Cooperation Among Cooperatives Pictured is a projector...

30 Mar

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Chief Communications Officer Keith Stapleton and Communications Specialist Rachel Frey helped welcome 43 new communications professionals to the cooperative family.  The New Co-op Communicators Orientation (NCCO) is a unique opportunity for new employees to learn about the Cooperative industry, electricity basics and communications tools. Attendees represented statewide associations, generation and transmission cooperatives and distribution cooperatives, like Sam Houston EC, from all corners of the nation. “This was the third NCCO I have attended,”...

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