GVEC publishes an ERCOT Load Shed process notice with essential information all members should know if grid conditions require emergency operations. Read more here: https://www.gvec.org/bi-annual-load-shed-notice-2024/

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GVEC has powered our members’ lives with reliable electricity for more than 85 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.



Striking Chords and Connectivity with GVEC Internet

In the heart of Gonzales, Texas, where the country music vibe harmonizes with the historical roots of the Lone Star State, the Cattle Country Music Festival will bring it all together. The birthplace

April 10, 2024 READ MORE

Bi-Annual Load Shed Notice 2024

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

April 3, 2024 READ MORE
Insights from Our GM

April Message from GVEC General Manager Darren Schauer: First Quarter Off to a Good Start

The first quarter of 2024 has certainly moved along quickly and optimistically. GVEC's vision statement is "Moving swiftly to deliver the unexpected. People. Technology. Solutions." Not only do these

April 1, 2024 READ MORE
Local People and Places

The Texas Independence Relay - A Race That Runs Deep

The Texas Independence Relay is an annual event that not only traces historical routes but also fosters a strong sense of community and camaraderie among participants. Jay and Joy Hilscher, the founde

March 29, 2024 READ MORE
Energy Efficiency

GVEC Launches Residential Battery Demand Response Program

GONZALES, TEXAS – March 26, 2024 — GVEC, a progressive cooperative serving over 120,000 consumers in south central Texas, is proud to announce a collaboration with Enphase Energy, a global energy

March 26, 2024 READ MORE
Energy Efficiency

Vitesco Technologies Commissions Landmark Solar Energy Project in Seguin

A major solar project developed at global automotive supplier Vitesco Technologies in the Central Texas city of Seguin has been completed and commissioned. The partnership between Vitesco Technologies

March 6, 2024 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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