Bringing Power Home
I saw a statistic the other day that made me stop and think: More than 1.5 billion people around the world lack access to a benefit that most of us take for granted—electricity.
It seems so simple, doesn’t it? Flip a switch, and electricity is there to cool our homes, heat our food and light up the darkness.
But when you think of everything that has to happen to bring this power to us, from the generators that start a flow of electrons through hundreds of miles of wires to a vast array of equipment needed to bring those electrons to our homes and businesses, it seems almost miraculous.
This miracle of modern society is brought to you by the dedication and hard work of thousands of people, including the 144 employees of South Plains Electric Cooperative.
Electricity has become so commonplace these days that it’s easy to forget that only a couple of generations ago, it was a luxury available to few people outside urban areas.
You have electricity today because 75 years ago, the founders of South Plains Electric Cooperative got together to bring themselves and their neighbors the same power that folks in the city enjoyed. They laid the foundation for this company, which strives not to make a profit, but to offer the best service possible at a reasonable cost. And those of us who followed strive every day to uphold that mission.
Although we can look back at a proud history, the leaders of this Cooperative do not dwell on the past. We are constantly looking for ways to improve service and keep power affordable. You’ll receive a special 75th Anniversary Commemorative book in the mail in September that highlights the many ways we serve our members, plus a glimpse at our past. A video will be premiered at the Annual Meeting, bringing your role as a member to life.
As a member of South Plains Electric Cooperative, you play your part. You have a say in the policies of the Cooperative, electing fellow members to serve on the board of directors. Your voice is important to us. If you have any comments or concerns about how we do business, just give us a call at 806.775.7732 or use our website at www.spec.coop to send us an email.
Our Annual Membership meeting is Tuesday, September 11, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. It’s another place where you can learn about your Cooperative and interact with directors and staff.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and bring you a modern miracle that has become an essential part of our lives.