Up-to-date Bandera Electric Cooperative News

Catch up on happenings at your cooperative and around the BEC service area.

August 2018

BEC Unveils ‘Power Your School’ Solar Power System on Leakey ISD Campus

BEC "Power Your School" winner Leakey ISD celebrates newly installed 5 kilowatt solar system. > Read More

BEC Donates Supplies, Funds to Area School Districts

BEC members and employees help make the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive a success. > Read More

BEC Fiber Rollout Ahead of Schedule

BEC Fiber is adding connections at record speed. > Read More

Opt In to BEC Operation Round Up, Improve Community, Be Happier and Healthier

Make a difference in the community and improve your mood by rounding up your BEC bill to benefit BEC Operation Round Up. > Read More

Upgrade of Existing Leakey to Utopia Transmission Line in Bandera and Real Counties

Upgrades underway for Leakey to Utopia transmission line in Bandera and Real counties. > Read More
July 2018

BEC Journeyman Team Win Best in State

BEC journeymen: Best in Texas! > Read More

BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive Underway

BEC is taking donations for the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive at all office locations through Friday, August 17. > Read More
June 2018

BEC Employees Hit 1 Million Hours ‘No Lost Time’

BEC employees hit a safety milestone in June. > Read More

BEC Fiber Alerts Customers of News of Malware

BEC Fiber is alerting its customers concerning the recent news of malicious software (malware) attacks on certain consumer grade routers. At least 500,000 small office/home office (SOHO) router devices in at least 54 countries could be infected by a sophisticated and potentially destructive malware known as “VPNFilter,” according to news outlets and Cisco’s cyber-intelligence unite Talos. > Read More

BEC, LCRA Award Grant to Bandera Natural History Museum

BEC and the Lower Colorado River Authority awarded a $25,000 community development grant to the Bandera Natural History Museum. The museum will use the grant and more than $7,800 in matching contributions to install a new rainwater catchment system. > Read More

BEC, LCRA Award Grant to Vanderpool VFD

An area prone to flash flooding will get a new rescue vehicle thanks to a $16,512 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and BEC. > Read More
May 2018

BEC Announces ‘Power Your School’ Contest Winner

A campus constructed in 1930 will benefit from renewable energy after winning the BEC “Power Your School” video contest. Leakey Independent School District won a fully installed $15,000, 5 kilowatt BEC Solar system for their campus. > Read More

BEC Invites Members to its 79th Annual Meeting

Mark your calendars for the 79th BEC Annual Meeting scheduled Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at Mansfield Park. Doors open at 8:30 a.m > Read More
April 2018

BEC Scholarship Winners

Ten area students have been selected as recipients of the annual Bandera Electric Cooperative Scholarship, an award of $2,500 for the 2018-2019 school year. > Read More
March 2018

BEC Moves Boerne Office

The new BEC Boerne branch office is now open and accepting member payments in person. The office is located at 2 Spencer Road, Suite 103, Boerne, Texas. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. > Read More
February 2018

BEC Crew Helps United Cooperative Services

“Cooperation among Cooperatives”—Co-op Principle Number 6. That principle was put to into action last week when a BEC joined more than a hundred operations and tree-trimming personnel from other electric cooperatives in response to a request for assistance from United Cooperative Services (UC) in North Texas after an ice storm wreaked havoc on their western service territory February 21. Storms and icy conditions toppled poles leaving 8,000 members without power. > Read More
January 2018

BEC Solar Power Your School Video Contest

BEC Solar in conjunction with Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) will be sponsoring a video contest giving schools the opportunity to compete for a chance to win a fully installed 5 kW BEC Solar system valued at approximately $15,000. > Read More
December 2017
November 2017

African microgrid project a critical test for Bandera-based BEC Solar

A solar company created by Bandera Electric Cooperative faces a critical test with a 70-kilowatt microgrid project that will provide electricity for the first time to 400 homes and businesses in West Africa. > Read More
October 2017

Bandera Co-op Developing Power Solutions for Rural Africa

A small Texas electric cooperative is hoping a mobile power plant will provide the spark to bring light and opportunity to a community in West Africa. > Read More
September 2017

BEC Selected to provide Energy Solution in Liberia

Bandera Electric Cooperative was selected by NRECA International to design and procure a solar and energy storage solution for Totota, Liberia, located 160 km east of the capital, Monrovia. > Read More

Bandera Electric Cooperative Installs First Demand Response System in Bandera

Bandera Electric Cooperative installed the first demand response system in a pilot program that has the potential to help BEC and its members save money through reductions in peak demand. > Read More
March 2017

Shared Renewable Energy Now Available To BEC Members

BANDERA, Texas – Bandera Electric Cooperative celebrated the completion of their new community solar farm with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, February 22. > Read More