Houston County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has received calls from concerned individuals notifying us of a fraudulent meter scam. The caller is contacting people stating he represents HCEC. He may use the name Anthony Battle, and he often provides a false truck number or work order number to make the call sound legitimate. He states there will be an $800 deposit to install a new smart meter. This is a scam. HCEC does not charge to exchange meters and has no association with this individual. Please protect yourself. Report fraudulent acts to appropriate authorities. You may contact HCEC directly with questions or concerns at 936-544-5641.

4 months ago

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new mobile smart phone app!  Go to your smart phone’s mobile app store and search ‘HCEC’ to download the FREE app!  View the PDF file to the left to see exactly how to set up your accounts and to view your bill.  With this app you are able to:  Report Outages, View the status of your outage, pay your bill, view your bill, view the service territory map with all active outages, and get notifications directly from our office! If you have any issues with the app, please contact member services at 936-544-5641! 



HCEC would like to clear up some confusion from the January edition of the Texas Co-op Power Magazine. In the manager’s message there was an image depicting what our transmission lines would look like in the new transmission line project that is explained in the article. That image was posted in error and in no way depicts what HCEC’s transmission lines will look like. We have taken a picture of the transmission lines that are on FM 2022 in Crockett to give our members a better idea of the structural aspect of the project. We apologize for any confusion that this may have caused.

Service Area

Houston County Electric Cooperative provides service to members in parts of nine counties in east Texas: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Freestone, Houston, Leon, Madison, Trinity, and Walker.

Our Promise

After 74 years, our goal hasn’t changed. We’re still working hard to bring you reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost.