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You vs. Humidity

It’s August, it’s Texas, and it’s hot! But it’s not just the temperature making the seasonal warmth so unbearable on most days. As people new to our area often say—it’s a different kind of heat. That steamy, muggy, dense kind of heat is due to humidity. What Exactly...

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How GVEC Hurricane Preps

Hurricane season is upon us, and just as we remind our members to be prepared in case one of these seasonal storms heads our way, GVEC takes steps to prep as well. While we hope emergency protocol never has to be called into action, being ready is vital to turning the...

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Power Up™: Power in Community

How Power Up Started Up Since the first Power Up grant distribution in 2012, more than 2.3 million dollars have helped fund 147 community projects benefiting GVEC members. These projects range from the purchase of life-saving equipment for first responders and medical...

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2018 Annual Report

The immense potential we saw at the start of 2019 has not only been realized, but has propelled us into 2019 with tremendous momentum. Read the full 2018 Annual Report here. 2018 started with a strong foundation of past successes, and we built on those successes by...

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Who is ERCOT?

You’ve probably heard of ERCOT, but do you actually know who ERCOT is? What do they have to do with electricity and GVEC? More importantly, what does ERCOT have to do with you? ERCOT is the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. They manage the flow of electric power...

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Power Up 101

You may have seen the pictures and articles in your local newspaper— “Organization Receives Power Up Grant!” You know it’s a grant; you know it has something to do with GVEC—it even has that clever title alluding to electricity. But what is it? Where does all that...

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In The Dark About Power Outages?

It’s a gorgeous, sunny Saturday afternoon. You’re doing some laundry, vacuuming the living room, and you’ve got a cake baking in your electric oven for a get-together you’re hosting this evening. All of the sudden, the room goes dark; the vacuum shuts off, and you...

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