Sam Houston Electric Cooperative has been providing renewable energy to our consumer-members for more than 50 years. And with the addition of more hydroelectric power, wind generation, and utility scale solar, our percentage of renewable energy is growing. The key is a strategic focus that centers around renewable energy that is reliable and cost effective for our Co-op members.

As a distribution cooperative, Sam Houston EC owns lines, poles, transformers and all the other facilities needed to distribute power. The Co-op does not directly own any power generation facilities. We purchase almost all the power that goes to our members from East Texas Electric Cooperative, a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative.

As the largest distribution cooperative in ETEC, Sam Houston is integrally involved in purchasing power and developing multiple diverse generation resources to provide safe, reliable, cost-effective power. Although a 100 percent renewable power portfolio is neither practical nor cost-effective, a rapidly increasing amount of Sam Houston EC’s electricity is generated by renewable resources.

Visit the Save Energy, Save Money section below to learn how you can use less electricity, and reduce your bill. Additionally, be sure to download the mySamHouston app to track your savings.