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KCEC & Guzman Donates $10,000 to the Cañon Mutual Domestic Water Association 1 of 7,745

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy continue to help the local communities we serve. $10,000 has been awarded to the Canon Mutual Domestic Water Association. The funding will help with infrastructure costs to provide safe drinking water to members in the Cañon area. ...

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KCEC Encourages Members Be Aware of Typosquatting

Cybersecurity is a priority to Kit Carson and its members; KCEC wants to share some information about Typosquatting.  Here at Kit Carson, we are seeing domains being misspelled and redirected to identical but malicious sites in ways that cybercriminals are trying to get personal information from the end users. What is Typosqua...

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KCEC January Monthly Board Meeting Rescheduled to January 27, 2023

The January monthly KCEC Board Member meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, January 27, 2023. Thank you. ...

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Northern New Mexico Cybersecurity Council Invite

KCEC encourages community members and businesses to attend the 1st Northern NM Cybersecurity Council Meeting. KCEC wants to develop enduring partnerships between private industry and public sector organizations to ensure that critical infrastructure and sensitive information are protected, develop a cybersecurity workforce to protect tec...

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KCEC Trivia Extravaganza Winners for December!

KCEC Trivia has been an enormous success! KCEC has received thousands of submissions for December. KCEC wants to thank members and those who played KCEC Trivia!  The following members are the winners of the KCEC Trivia Extravaganza: Week 1 Ann Smith (Taos, NM) Winner of a $50 KCEC Electric Bill Discount Gift Certificate&n...

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Power Outage 12/28/2022 Five Broken Poles on US – 64 between Angel Fire & Eagle Nest

Due to excessively high winds, KCEC crews are working on five broken poles on US-64 between Angel Fire & Eagle Nest. The outage is affecting power and internet service between county roads B5 to B8. Crews are working safely and diligently to restore power and the internet. KCEC will keep members updated as work continues.  ...

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KCEC Week 1 Trivia Winner! Ann Smith is the Winner of a $50 KCEC Gift Certificate.

KCEC wants to thank all of the submissions for KCEC Trivia's 1st week. The $50 KCEC Gift Certificate winner is Ann Smith of the Cañon area! We encourage members to keep playing KCEC Trivia for their chances to win fantastic prizes! Click here to play KCEC Trivia Week 2 to win a $50 gift certificate to your favorite restaurant! Members w...

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY! DONATE TO MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS!

Want to make a difference in your local community? Please consider donating to Members Helping Members this holiday season. Your contribution will help families with assistance on their electric bills. The Members Helping Members Program started in 2008 to assist low income members in our service territory with paying their electric b...

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KCEC Donates $12,000 to Arroyo Seco Community Center!

KCEC is partnering with the Arroyo Seco Community Center to build a gazebo with picnic tables! Community members can take advantage of all the great Arroyo Seco Community Center amenities. ...

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Congratulations, Board of Trustee Sylvia Vigil! District 4

KCEC wants to congratulate Sylvia Vigil! Sylvia just completed the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Program! The NRECA’s Director Certificate Programs are specifically designed to help electric cooperative directors, at every stage of their service, understand their roles and responsibilities, stay up-to-date on the key issues a...

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69 kV KCEC Transmission Pole Replacement 10/21/2022 Time: 1:30 p.m.

Hello All,  KCEC crews and contractors are still working to replace the 69 kV transmission, distribution and internet pole throughout the day. Crews have placed the new metal pole and are transferring the distribution wires from the existing pole. Transferring existing infrastructure onto the new metal pole requires lar...

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69 kV Transmission Pole Update 10/21/2022

69 kV Transmission Pole Update 10/21/2022 KCEC crews and contractors have shut off power to residents affecting Cullebra Rd & St Rd-240. Crews are setting the new pole and are preparing for the switching of existing infrastructure. Today, members that reside on parts of ST Rd-240 & Cullebra Rd will be without power from 8:00 a...

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Planned Power Outage: 69kV Transmission, Distribution and Internet Pole Grid Hardening Replacement 10/20/2022 & 10/21/2022

Planned Power & Internet Outage Reason: KCEC replacement of a significant transmission, distribution, and internet fiber pole Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) will be conducting a PLANNED POWER OUTAGEon 10/20/2022 and 10/21/2022, replacing a 69 kV transmission, distribution and internet fiber pole t...

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RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS’ AVERAGE ELECTRIC BILL FOr SEPTEMBER IS 35% LESS THAN LAST SEPTEMBER’S BILL.

Kit Carson Electric saved our members $2.4 million from July to September. ...

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Awarded $800,000 for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations across Northern New Mexico 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 5, 2022  Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Awarded $800,000 for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations across Northern New Mexico  Award grant part of New Mexico Department of Transportation electric vehicle charging station grant program funded by American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ...

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KCEC LIHEAP Payment Information

Dear KCEC Member, KCEC is working with the NM Human Services Department in aiding members who need help with utility assistance.KCEC would like to inform you that you may have received supplemental payments from LIHEAP in the amount of $190 and $145 posted to your account. These payments were for individuals that applied for LIHEAP in...

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KCEC completes Tri-State contract exit

Marks end of 6-year, $37M process ...

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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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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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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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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

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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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Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the addition of up to 7 megawatts of local, solar photovoltaic power to Kit Carson customers.

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC), a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving Taos, Colfax and Rio Arriba Counties since 1944, announced today that it is launching a Requests for Proposal (RFP) for the addition of up to 7 megawatts of local, solar photovoltaic power to serve their customers. KCEC is launching this R...

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