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KCEC & Guzman Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating 100% Daytime Solar and Energy Independence Event

On June 3rd, 2022 Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy celebrated the cooperative's achievement of providing 100% of its daytime power with solar energy. The Taos Mesa 15 MW solar array and 12.5 MW battery storage project will provide members with reliable and low cost electricity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A...

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Giving Back to Our Members: KCEC Pays Tri-State Payment!

In 2016, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative left the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association because we were tired of constant rate increases and knew we could get less expensive power from solar energy and Guzman. We were right! In July 2022, KCE will make its final payment while achieving our goal of generating 100% ...

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Special free food distributions

Have you or someone you know been evacuated? Do you need help with food? No documentation is needed at any location ...

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2022 Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Scholarship Recipient Winners

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and Guzman Energy Grant Scholarships for New Mexico Students   TAOS, NM – May 20, 2022 – Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy have partnered for the fourth year in a row to provide scholarships to selected northern New Mexico students to help them successfully ...

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Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Resources

Dear Members The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon fires have crossed into the Carson National Forest and continue to burn rapidly. Evacuation statuses continue to be updated for communities within and affecting the forest in Taos and Colfax counties. In accordance with wildfire emergency management officials, KCEC has de-energized lines f...

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KIT CARSON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS KIT CARSON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING District 1 Notice Elections District 2 Election District 3 Electrions District 4 Elections District 5 Elections ...

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MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT IN SUPPORT TO OUR NEIGHBORS Give the gift of your MONEY or your TIME!

MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT IN SUPPORT TO OUR NEIGHBORS Give the gift of your MONEY or your TIME! ...

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KCEC, Town of Taos and Taos County Update 04/23/2022

Smoke continues to haze throughout the Town of Taos, Taos County, and KCEC's service territory. Wildfires continue to burn in New Mexico. KCEC is working with the Town of Taos and Taos County governments to address the safety of our community members. High winds are expected this morning at 10:00 am. Currently, KCEC has no power outag...

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KCEC Accomplishments

 KCEC is lowering electric rates and will be 100% Daytime Solar by this summer. The battery storage component will create a reliable and resilient network. The combination of solar and storage produces stable long-term rates for members and businesses. KCEC has partnered with municipalities, governments, schools, tribes and members ...

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Fire Prevention Outage: Ute Park Area 04/22/2022

Due to the projected high winds, KCEC is working with Colfax County Emergency Management Office and Colfax Fire Departments to mitigate forest fire potential. KCEC will be shutting down the power in the Ute Park area from 12:00 pm-12:00 am or until the winds subside. This is a preventative measure and currently, no poles or wires in Ute ...

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KCEC Enchanted Circle EV Charging Stations

Kit Carson Cooperative Members, With demand up and supplies down, costs for everything have increased. Companies found that they could pass along those higher costs in the form of higher prices to consumers, causing financial pressure on KCEC members. The cost of fuel and utilities(gas, diesel, natural gas, propane) continues to incre...

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KCEC Will Be 100% Daytime Solar This Summer

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Members,  Last week, KCEC announced a reduction in members' electric bills. The reduced electric bills will provide relief during this high gas, natural gas, propane fuel costs time and this record-high inflation market.  Today we want to report that KCEC will be 100% Daytime Solar this sum...

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Update 03/18/2022 Taos Mesa Solar Array and Angel Fire Solar Array

Hello Kit Carson Electric Member, Today, KCEC owns and operates 18 solar arrays throughout our service territory, totaling 18.6 MW. Did you know KCEC will exceed its 100% daytime solar goal by 2022? KCEC has two solar and battery storage projects under construction near the Taos Municipal Landfill and the Angel Fire Water Treatment Pl...

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KCEC is Experiencing Labor & Supply Chain Issues. 

Utilities across the country are being challenged to acquire necessary electrical equipment in a timely fashion, including KCEC. System upgrades may be delayed amid the ongoing problems associated with the global supply chain issues.  With the long lead time and shortage of materials that are used for new construction, new customer c...

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Planned Internet Outage: March 07, 2022, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Affected Areas: Tres Ritos, Loma Linda and Angostura.

KCI crew will be replacing a damaged Fiber Optic Line that was restored temporarily but needs to be permanently fixed with a new cable. Locations affected are Tres Ritos, Loma Linda and Angostura. ...

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Need Utility Assistance?

A quick and easy form for up to 12 months if utility assistance. Need utility assistance? If you are a renter and were impacted by COVID please complete this form and submit it to a specific utility company for processing. ...

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Power Outage: El Rito West-10/26/2020

El Rito West Members,KCEC is currently experiencing a power outage in the El Rito West area. The outage is in mountainous terrain and hard to reach. Crews are on scene and we will continue to provide updates. Thank you for your patience. ...

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KCEC Planned Outage: September 30, 2020 -Red River & Bobcat Pass

Red River Substation Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Time: 3:00am – 5:00am Affected areas: Town of Red River, Cottonwood Park, Upper Red River (Tall Pines Resort), Bitter Creek, Red River Ski Area, Red River Sewer Plant, and Moly Corp.Guard shack Office Bobcat Substation Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Ti...

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KCEC Planned Substation Maintenance- SEPTEMBER 2020

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative continues with the series of PLANNED POWER OUTAGES during the month of September to allow crews to perform Preventive Maintenance on ALL substations within the service territory; in preparation for the winter months. DOWNLADABLE FORM ...

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Legislative Finance Committee Red River, NM Broadband & Education August 27, 2020

Legislative Finance Committee Red River, NM Broadband & Education August 27, 2020 ...

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New Mexico PRC Grant Application

Only Students, Educators, First Responders and Tribal Members Without Internet Are Eligible. *A One Year Contract Is Required [wpforms id="2996"] ...

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Kit Carson Collaborates with TEC to Provide 100 Internet Hotspots in Taos County

Taos Education Collaborative Project Rationale and Goals: The Taos Education Collaborative (TEC) is the call to action by a local group of educators and community members to address the lack of home Internet for students across Taos County. The Taos Education Collaborative (TEC...

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New Mexico Co-op Gives Free Broadband Connections to Struggling Students

Monet Winters, left, pictured here with her mother April Winters, was struggling to do her schoolwork until Kit Carson Electric Co-op provided a free internet connection to her home. (Photo By: Kit Carson Electric Cooperative) For Monet Winters, the COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of hurdles for her to complete eighth grade at San...

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Holy Cross Receives a 10,000 Grant With the Help of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

Times have been tough, but Taos has come together in extraordinary ways. Holy Cross Hospital has been a leader through the pandemic, but our efforts have been made much easier with help from our amazing community. Luis Reyes from Kit Carson Electric Cooperative was able to help Holy Cross Medical Center get access ...

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NMDWS offers a one-time $750 stimulus payment to self-employed New Mexicans

For Immediate ReleaseApril 8, 2020Contact: Stacy JohnstonActing Public Information Officer505.250.3926NMDWS offers a one-time $750 stimulus payment to self-employed New MexicansAvailable to the first 2,000 applicants that qualify(Albuquerque, NM) – Starting at 2:00pm today, Wednesday, April 8, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Sol...

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KCEC Cares About the Communities We Serve

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative is committed to power our community, provide high-speed internet and deliver affordable propane when it matters most. Please stay safe and know that Kit Carson and their family of companies will continue to operate and provide the highest-quality service possible for you, the members we serve. The spread o...

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Kit Carson Internet Now Offering Chat. Chat is Only Available for Internet Customers

Kit Carson Internet Customers Only. Kit Carson Chat is not available for Propane or Electric. Kit Carson Internet (KCI) is now offering an online chat! Don’t like speaking with a Customer Service Representative over the phone? KCI’s new live chat feature creates a personal connection with customers looking for support. It’s a ...

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Scam Alert 09/25/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...SCAM targets members of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Inc. Kit Carson Electric Cooperative was notified that an unidentified individual called certain KCEC members from the phone 1-800-718-7010 informing the member that a payment needed to be made on their account immediately. The unidentified individual sta...

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Residential Non-Standard Meter Optional Rate No. 32 Frequently Asked Questions – Final 8/15/2019 (Advanced Notice Rate 61)

Residential Non-Standard Meter Optional Rate No. 32  Frequently Asked Questions – Final  8/15/2019 Who is eligible to Opt-Out from having a Radio Frequency (RF) “Smart” Utility Meter? The Opt-Out program applies to residential individually metered members of KCEC who Volunteer for this program and ...

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Substation Preventive Maintenance: Arroyo Hondo Substation

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Time: 3:00am – 5:00am Affected areas: Arroyo Hondo, Hondo Mesa, San Cristobal, Lama, Des Montes, Valdez, and Taos Ski Valley ...

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KCEC Planned Substation Maintenance

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative will conduct a series of  PLANNED POWER OUTAGES during the month of September and October, to allow crews to perform Preventive Maintenance on ALL substations within the service territory; in preparation for the winter months. The following is a schedule of dates, times and affected ...

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Teaming up for better Taos internet

By Cody Hooks chooks@taosnews.com ...

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NM co-op started something big in electricity markets

BY GREG BROPHY / COLORADO DIRECTOR, THE WESTERN WAY ...

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KCEC, Guzman Energy and CoBank Partner with Shared Table

KCEC, Guzman Energy ad CoBank partnered up with El Pueblito, United Methodist Church, to aid with the Shared Table Older Adult food program in Taos County. KCEC, Guzman and COBANK are donating financial and volunteer help to provide non-perishable food to 45-50 of our older neighbors and those who are home-bound and receiving in home hea...

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What is RF and how we utilize it!

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KCEC Scam Alert 06/14/2019

KCEC Members,  Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KCEC) received a complaint that our billing system had been hacked. Member stated unauthorized payment was made to their account via echeck. All KCEC’s billing systems (Electric, Internet and Propane) have been operating properly and with all security protocols in place.&nbs...

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2019 KCEC Annual Meetting Agenda

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Among 2019 SEPA Power Player Awards Finalists

TAOS, NEW MEXICO — The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recently announced that Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) is one of 21 finalists for the 2019 SEPA Power Players Awards. The SEPA Power Players Awards honor utilities, their industry partners, and individual thought leaders providing the vision, models and momentum for...

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and Guzman Energy Take Next Step Toward Full Summer Solar Power by 2022

Co-op has requested proposals for the development of additional solar and storage capacity DENVER – April 30, 2019 –Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and its partner Guzman Energy are continuing to move the co-op toward its goal of being 100 percent daytime solar reliant by 2022. The co-op has issued a Request for Pr...

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Earth Day 2019: KCEC Helps Clean Taos County.

Happy Earth Day! Kit Carson Electric Cooperative wants to thank Taos County, Town of Taos and other volunteers who contributed their time to clean Taos. Thank you, to the communities we serve. ...

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Save the Date: Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting. Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative invites its members to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting! CEO, Luis A. Reyes Jr., speaking to members at 2018 annual meeting. If you want your voice heard, please attend the meeting! Please be prepared to stay for business meeting and act on two proposed by-law amendments. Members who participate will r...

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Save the Date: Kit Carson Propane Appreciation Day!

Come join us for hot dogs and refreshments! Up to 100lb Cylinders! For more questions, please contact us at (575)-758-7757 ...

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NM steps up on climate, clean energy

BY DAWN BOULWARE / CAO, TAOS SKI VALLEY AND KATHLEEN STAKS / DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GUZMAN ENERGY ...

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KCEC Public Announcement: District 4

The Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board of Trustees will be interviewing members that are interested in filling the unexpired term for a District Four Trustee position that is vacated.  The term for this position will expire at the June 2020 Annual Meeting. In May 2020 an election will be held for two positions for the District F...

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District 4 Board Member Submission

The Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board of Trustees will be interviewing members that are interested in filling the unexpired term for a District Four Trustee position that is vacated.  The term for this position will expire at the June 2020 Annual Meeting. In May 2020 an election will be held for two positions for the Distri...

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2018 Substation Maintenance

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative will be performing Substation Maintenance in the months of September and October. Thank you for your patience. For any questions, please feel free to reach us at (575)- 758- 2258.  ...

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Planned Power Outage 08/09/2018

08/09/2018 Planned Outage...

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Updated:Internet Outage Update 07/31,2018

Valued Members, Kit Carson Internet crews repaired two sections of fiber that were damaged and caused an internet outage on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Kit Carson Internet crews and contractor replaced 1,500 feet of fiber and spliced 288 fiber strands. Internet and telephone was restored at about 9:45 a.m. to most members who reside in...

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Scam Alert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... SCAM targets members of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Inc. Kit Carson Electric Cooperative was notified that an unidentified individual called certain KCEC members from the phone 800-508-6930 informing the member that a payment needed to be made on their account immediately. The unidentified individual stat...

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Red River Planned Outage on June 28th

Planned Power Outage Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has scheduled a PLANNED POWER OUTAGE that will be taking place on Thursday, June 28, 2018, to allow crews to perform Annual Preventive Maintenance on the Red River Substation. The following is the scheduled date, time and affected areas for performing maintenance on the correspondi...

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