*ALERT: All GVEC members are encouraged to read this bi-annual notice including essential information if conditions along the statewide grid require ERCOT to initiate emergency operations. It is available 24/7 here

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GVEC is 85 and Energized!

From our humble beginnings on December 2, 1938, with a mission to deliver electricity to our rural service areas, to the GVEC you know today – a progressive cooperative, proudly serving over 120,000 consumers – we go beyond the meter to deliver products and services that empower the people and communities we serve in South Central Texas. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you for the past 85 years! We look forward to continuing to do so for many more to come!


GVEC has powered our members’ lives with reliable electricity for more than 84 years. As one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas, we serve more than 97,000 meters in our service area spanning 3,500 square miles over 13 counties. We also serve one of the largest clusters of commercial and industrial customers in the region.


Whether it is face to face, over the phone or electronically, we want to make it easier and more convenient for you to reach us.


We strive to keep the power on at all times. However, given the volatility of weather and other issues beyond our control, outages may occur. When they do, it is important to know what you should do, and how we respond to restore your power as quickly as possible.


Insights from Our GM

December Message from GVEC General Manager Darren Schauer: GVEC is 85 and Energized

GVEC celebrates its 85th anniversary on December 2, 2023. It's a marvel to see how the Cooperative has evolved and grown over the years. As the Guadalupe Valley has experienced growth and success, GVE

December 1, 2023 READ MORE

GVEC Receives Texas Mutual Platinum Award

GVEC is pleased to announce the Cooperative was recently recognized as a Platinum Safety Partner for outstanding efforts in providing their employees a safe workplace in 2023. Sponsored by Texas Mutua

November 20, 2023 READ MORE
Energy Efficiency

Reasons to be Thankful for GVEC’s HVAC Speck Check Program

When it comes to investments, we take various measures to safeguard our valuable assets. Car owners diligently schedule tune-ups, change oil, and rotate tires. Homeowners invest in property upkeep to

November 15, 2023 READ MORE

The GVEC 2024 Delivering Decadence Recipe Calendar: Really sweet recipes inspired by really sweet people!

Prepare to embark on a delectable journey through the world of desserts with GVEC’s Delivering Decadence Recipe Calendar. Whether you're a seasoned baker, a beginner or just a dessert enthusiast, th

November 10, 2023 READ MORE
Insights from Our GM

November Message from GVEC General Manager Darren Schauer: Emergency Operations Plan

As hurricane season concludes this month, we’re thankful for minimal weather-related events. I want to assure our members, that while we hope emergency protocol never has to be called into action, G

November 1, 2023 READ MORE
News & Alerts

Bi-Annual Load Shed Notice 2023

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is an independent, nonprofit system administrator that manages electricity flow across the Texas electric grid. ERCOT oversees about 90% of statewide

October 31, 2023 READ MORE


Getting ready to purchase a new AC/heating system? Before you begin, take a look at our rebate offer exclusively for GVEC members.


Power Up has helped transform small change into big change throughout the GVEC service area. This charitable program is funded through the generosity of participating members who round up their electric bills each month and donate the extra pennies to Power Up. Eighty percent of available Power Up funds are awarded as grants and distributed biannually to nonprofit groups engaged in community improvement projects benefiting GVEC members.

Twenty percent is used for community assistance, distributed monthly through local Council of Government (COG) offices to help low-income and elderly members pay their electric bills through Bill-Pay Assistance. Members may opt-out of the program at any time.


GVEC specializes in the delivery of products and services that empower the people and communities we serve. Along with our electricity services, we offer AC/heating sales and service, electrician services, solar and battery storage services and high-speed internet.


In our fast-paced cooperative, GVEC wants team members who can deliver the unexpected through attitude, results, and a willingness to continuously develop themselves, their department, and our organization. Join our team!


Gonzales Office: (830) 857-1200
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Schertz Office: (210) 658-7033
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Seguin Office: (830) 379-2114
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La Vernia Office: (830) 253-1600
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Cuero Office: (361) 275-2334
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