Golden Spread Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative organized in 1984 to provide low-cost reliable electric power and energy to its 16 Member cooperatives. Golden Spread’s Members provide electric service to approximately 318,000 electric meters serving member consumers located in the Panhandle, South Plains and Edwards Plateau regions of Texas, an area covering 24 percent of the Texas land mass, and in the Oklahoma Panhandle, Southwest Kansas and Southern Colorado. With approximately 1,745 MW of owned generation, Golden Spread prides itself on reliably and efficiently meeting Members’ power supply needs with a flexible and diverse generation fleet that can maximize the benefits of participation in both the Southwest Power Pool and Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

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Staffed by highly trained professionals, our Operations Center monitors the grid in real-time, allowing them to respond rapidly to changing conditions and ensure reliable delivery of power to their Members.
Weather Readiness
As a cooperative dedicated to serving its Members, Golden Spread places a strong emphasis on weather preparedness. We invest in infrastructure, equipment, and training to enhance our ability to respond swiftly and effectively to severe weather events.
We are deeply rooted in the communities we serve. That’s why our employee-run Community Involvement Committee actively engages with community organizations in Amarillo and our Member Territories to address local needs.
With safety award-winning facilities like Mustang Station, Golden Spread strives to create a safety-conscious culture. This commitment extends to rigorous safety protocols, employee training, and routine maintenance of equipment and plants.

Golden Spread Member Summaries

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Bailey County Electric Cooperative

Bailey County Electric Cooperative Association is a distribution cooperative with headquarters in Muleshoe, Texas service area lies in the south-central Panhandle of Texas, and includes about 2,000 square miles. The economy of the region is highly dependent on agricultural production, with changes affecting the population, load growth and electricity sales.

Big Country Electric Cooperative

Big Country Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 163 Fisher County) with offices in Roby, Stamford, and Snyder, Texas, serving portions of Borden, Fisher, Garza, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Stonewall, Haskell, Shackelford, and Throckmorton counties in the low rolling plains region of Texas.

Coleman County Electric Cooperative

Coleman County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 61 Coleman County) headquartered in Coleman County, Coleman, Texas, serving portions of Coleman, Runnels, Concho, Tom Green, Brown, Callahan, Coke and Taylor Counties.

Coleman County's service area lies in the central part of Texas, and includes about 3,737 miles of distribution line. Coleman County Electric is made up of mostly farm and ranch lands with a few industries. The area is known as the, "Land of the Lakes." Most all of the service territory, except for the lakes, is flat land where the main crops are cotton, alfalfa, grain, maize and wheat. The economy is dependent on farmers, ranchers and some industries. Changes in these affects population, load growth and kilowatt hour sales. The maximum demand for electricity occurs during the summer primarily from irrigation and air condition loads during the hot and dry periods.

Concho Valley Electric Cooperative

Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 114 Tom Green County) which serves portions of ten counties; Coke, Concho, Glasscock, Irion, Mitchell, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Sterling and Tom Green Counties in west central Texas including portions of the City of San Angelo.

Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative

Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 47 Deaf Smith County) with headquarters in Hereford, Texas, serving portions of Castro, Deaf Smith, Oldham and Parmer Counties in the high plains region of Texas.

Greenbelt Electric Cooperative

Greenbelt Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 80 Collingsworth County) with headquarters in Wellington, Texas, serving portions of Armstrong, Childress, Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Hemphill, Randall, Roberts, and Wheeler Counties.

Lamb County Electric Cooperative

Lamb County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 59 Lamb County) with headquarters in Littlefield, Texas, serving portions of Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Hale, Hockley, and Lamb Counties.

Lighthouse Electric Cooperative

Lighthouse Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 55 Floyd County) with headquarters in Floydada, Texas, serving portions of Briscoe, Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Hale, Hall, Motley, and Swisher Counties.

Lyntegar Electric Cooperative

Lyntegar Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 060 Lynn County) headquarted in Tahoka with branch offices located at Sundown, Lamesa and Seagraves, Texas. Lyntegar serves portions of Andrews, Borden, Dawson, Gaines, Garza, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Terry and Yoakum Counties.

North Plains Electric Cooperative

North Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 135 Ochiltree County) with headquarters in Perryton, Texas, serving portions of Hansford, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, and Wheeler Counties.

Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative

Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 145 Dallam County) with headquarters in Dalhart, Texas, serving portions of Dallam, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham, Potter, and Sherman Counties.

South Plains Electric Cooperative

South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 56 Lubbock County) with headquarters in Lubbock, Texas, serving portions of Childress, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Hockley, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley and Stonewall Counties. South Plains Electric has two service offices in Lubbock, and one in each of three other cities: Lorenzo, Spur and Childress.

Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative

Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 124 Schleicher County) with headquarters in Eldorado, Texas. The Cooperative serves all or parts of Schleicher, Sutton, Menard, Tom Green, Irion, Reagan, Upton, Crockett, Pecos, Val Verde, Concho and Edwards Counties.

Swisher Electric Cooperative

Swisher Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 108 Swisher County) with headquarters in Tulia, Texas, serving portions of Armstrong, Briscoe, Castro, Hale, Randall, and Swisher Counties.

Taylor Electric Cooperative

Taylor Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 106 Taylor County) with headquarters in Merkel, Texas, serving portions of Taylor, Callahan, Jones, Nolan, Shackelford, Fisher, Coke and Eastland Counties.


TCEC is a distribution cooperative (Oklahoma 34 Texas County) with headquarters in Hooker, Oklahoma. The cooperative serves approximately 12,000 members and 23,000 meters in the Oklahoma Panhandle, southwestern Kansas, the norther border of the Texas Panhandle and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. Counties served include Texas, Beaver and Cimarron Counties in Oklahoma and Morton County in Kansas.

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