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Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all OCEC lobbies will be closed to the public until further notice.

Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

Due to the unexpected closing of schools across New Mexico, the deadline for submitting scholarship applications has been extended to 5 PM, Wednesday, March 18 in order for students to have ample time to complete the application.

Trustee Needed in CENTRAL District

The Otero County Electric Cooperative (OCEC) Board of Trustees (Board) will be accepting applications to fill a trustee position in the Central District, which will become vacant at the conclusion of the February 21, 2020 Board Meeting.  In accordance with OCEC Bylaws, the Board will appoint a member to the vacant position for the unexpired portion of the term, which concludes at the 2020 OCEC Annual Meeting on August 1. 

Network Maintenance May Cause System to be Inaccessible

Our IT department will be conducting system-wide maintenance of OCEC's computer network beginning Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4 PM. Maintenance is expected to last until Monday, December 16. During this time, members may not be able to access account information via website, SmartHub, phone, or payment kiosks. If this occurs, please delay your inquiries and transactions until Monday. 

Thank you for your patience!


OCEC Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

OCEC Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27-28 to allow our employees time to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family. 

We appreciate our members and wish each of you blessings this week and always.


OCEC Proposes New Rates

Otero County Electric Cooperative published a proposed rate increase on the back page of the November edition of enchantment magazineMember information meetings regarding this new rate proposal will be held the first week of December to allow members a time to learn more about the increase and ask questions. 

2019 Annual Meeting Videos Available Online

Unable to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of Otero County Electric? Afraid you missed valuable information about YOUR cooperative? Don't worry, video updates have been published online for all members to access so everyone can stay up-to-date on what is going on at OCEC. 

Scammers Targetting Co-op Members

OCEC has received notification that scammers are calling some of our customers demanding payments or their electric service will be disconnected. The most recent callers stated that the member needed to purchase a gift card from Family Dollar to pay with in order to avoid being shut off.

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