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 increase with no sign of relief.
KCEC has installed 26 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the Enchanted Circle. KCEC will install an additional 22 EV charging stations this summer to prepare for the vast adoption of EVs. The operation and maintenance of electric vehicles are significantly lower than gasoline vehicles. EVs will reduce carbon emissions while providing a new opportunity for rural communities to invest in more carbon-efficient vehicles.
KCEC will pay off its exit fee from Tri-State by the end of June. This summer, KCEC will be 100% Daytime Solar. Members will see a decrease in their electric bills through the fuel adjustment line item. The lower rates will give KCEC members financial relief during these difficult times.
KCEC is creating a clean environment for our communities to preserve the natural beauty of Northern NM. Creating a carbon-free climate will raise the standard for a better quality of life for our younger generations.
Sincerely, Luis A. Reyes Jr., CEO of KCEC