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Getting to Know You - 2018 Key Accounts Meeting

BEC CEO, Bill Hetherington Speaks at 2018 Key Accounts Meeting

At Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC), every member and every account is important to us. You are the reason we are here and why we work to provide the best possible service every day of the year.

Here at BEC we have a group made up of the largest energy users we supply power to. These are industrial accounts, governmental entities, educational institutions and other major players from throughout our service area. We call this group our Key Accounts.

On November 14, 2018, BEC hosted a gathering for representatives from those key accounts in Boerne, Texas. This provided the forum for BEC to say “Thank You” for allowing us to be a partner. It was also an opportunity to inform the group of where we are, and where we are heading.


BEC Chief Executive Officer, Bill Hetherington, was pleased to be able to inform the key account holders that our numbers continue to grow. Currently we serve almost 27,000 members with 37,000 meters. Energy sales are up 8% and member growth is up 5%. Members can look forward to a major announcement regarding our Apolloware™ energy analytics software in 2019.

Supported efforts like BEC's Operation Round Up and Selectricity™ prove BEC doesn’t just strive to provide the best in service, we’re also looking for ways to help those less fortunate afford those services.


BEC saw tremendous growth from our solar efforts this past year. In 2018, the BEC Solar team was responsible for an impressive $1.5 million dollars in sales. BEC Solar is also second in the nation in sales of Tesla energy storage products.

Look for continued expansion from the BEC Solar team in 2019. Through solar system sales and Tesla products, the group expects to enter Bexar County/San Antonio in 2019. The foundation laid by BEC Solar will pave the way for the group to equal or surpass the record sales numbers they achieved in 2018.


On the internet front, this year BEC Fiber has strung and buried 225 miles of fiber optic line. We are currently serving 2,350 internet customers, which translates into BEC being 31% over its initial projection of customers. Revenues generated have BEC Fiber “Cash Flow” positive after only eighteen months of operation.

In 2019, our goal is for continued expansion of our broadband service by 40%. And, if you don’t mind us “tooting our own horn,” BEC Fiber was voted 2018 “Best of the Best” Internet Provider by Boerne Star readers.

Our commitment to make new technologies available to our members, and our continual search for alternative and clean renewable energy options prove that we’ve come a long way since 1938. Our drive to be the best in reliability, response and customer service prove that some things will never change.

Posted: 11/14/2018 9:53:21 AM
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