Blog

A Better Way to Protect Your Kids

Got young kids or grandkids? Are you still using those removable caps to prevent them from putting small objects into unused electrical wall outlets? There may be a better way to protect the children you love. Tamper Resistant Receptacles (TRR) are considered to be...

read more

Efficiency is a Team Effort

Message from GENERAL MANAGER DARREN SCHAUER Staying comfortable at home while conserving energy is something we all struggle with and nothing brings this to mind better than when we receive our energy bill. That's why we think it's important for us to provide...

read more

Don’t Get Tricked

We all like to think we can’t be duped by scammers. But, according to a survey of adults 40 and over, eight in 10 Americans have been targeted by some type of fraudulent offer and 11 percent have lost a substantial amount of money. If In Doubt, Call Us We want to make...

read more

Bright Future for Solar

Message from GENERAL MANAGER DARREN SCHAUER Since many stories in past issues of The GVEC Review refer to the “ever-changing” electric industry, I thought you might like to know more about what this means to the Co-op. As the sources of generation have become more...

read more

New SmartHub® Feature Makes Cents

You don’t need to be a numbers person to appreciate a new feature in Usage Explorer—SmartHub’s energy management tool. It not only lets you monitor the ups and downs of your home’s energy usage, but also see it in terms of dollars and cents. Having this information at...

read more

Planning for Success

Message from GENERAL MANAGER DARREN SCHAUER January, for many of us, is a time to reflect on the prior year and refresh our goals for the coming 12 months. In a sense, this is no different for the Co-op. By the New Year the Board of Directors and staff have an updated...

read more

Equip a portable Emergency Response trailer

There’s no doubt the Guadalupe County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is ready, willing and able. Just 42 days after its first training class, the newly-created team made up of citizen-volunteers was “activated” to assist emergency operations at Lake Dunlap...

read more

New Berlin VFD Bunker Gear

When it comes to the hometown heroes who keep us safe, it’s important they’re able to keep themselves safe, too. When flames are high and burning hot, firefighters need protective gear they can rely on. This lifesaving gear, also known as PPE (Personal Protective...

read more

TLU Nursing Program Clinical Skills Lab

For those who want to enter the nursing profession, but want to attend classes closer to home, a new door to opportunity has opened in Seguin. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) officially launched its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the Fall 2014...

read more

Nixon Volunteer Fire Dept Rescue Tools

It’s no secret that the right tools can make the difference in getting a job done. For the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), the tools they needed were two pieces of equipment that would enhance their rescue efforts: stabilization struts and a thermal imaging...

read more