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2021 Election Information

There are six (6) positions on the Otero County Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees that are up for election. Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting of Members to be held Saturday, August 7, 2021 in the Cloudcroft High School Gymnasium in Cloudcroft, NM.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The State of New Mexico will grant $170M of federal aid to New Mexicans for rental and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Applications will be accepted April 5 - August 31, 2021. 

Click here for additional details about the program or visit www.renthelpnm.org.

Federal & State Relief Programs Available during COVID-19 Pandemic

Many members and businesses are struggling due to the shutdowns and closures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Government passed the CARES Act on March 27, that allows for direct economic aid to millions of struggling Americans and businesses. There are a multitude of organizations who can offer help during this uncertain time.

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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