Power of Community - Pedernales Electric Cooperative

Income Qualified Weatherization Program

Pedernales Electric Cooperative allocated $160,000 of unclaimed funds in 2012 to provide weatherization measures for some income-qualified PEC members. The Texas Association of Community Action Agencies (TACAA), which operates weatherization programs in Texas that supplement federal Department of Energy and Health and Human Services weatherization efforts, agreed to partner with PEC to provide these services. After determining PEC members’ eligibility based on a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, TACAA will conduct a preliminary energy audit. This audit will review the home’s energy efficiency; identify air leaks, inefficient appliances, and other areas that need attention; and determine if the structure will benefit from being weatherized.

PEC turns over unredeemed capital credit checks and other uncashed payments to members to the state unclaimed property fund. Under state law, a portion of that money is permitted to be used by PEC for energy efficiency programs, including weatherization measures that will reduce the energy consumption and energy costs for its income-qualified members.

Weatherization work may include caulking; weather-stripping; ceiling, wall, and floor insulation; patching holes in the building envelope; duct work; and tune up, repair or replacement of inefficient heating and cooling systems. In addition, TACAA will offer basic on-site energy education to program participants.

Members who are interested in participating in the income qualified weatherization program can contact their local provider listed below.


Weatherization Providers in PEC's Service Area

Alamo Area Council of Governments

  • Contact Information:
    8700 Tesoro Dr., Ste. 700
    San Antonio, TX 78217
    (210) 362-5211
  • PEC Counties Served: Comal, Kendall and Kerr counties


Combined Community Action, Inc.

  • Contact Information:
    165 West Austin St.
    Giddings, TX 78942
    (979) 540-2985
  • PEC Counties Served: Blanco, Caldwell and Hays counties


Concho Valley Community Action Agency

  • Contact Information:
    P.O. Box 671
    36 East Twohig, Suite B2
    San Angelo, TX 76903
    (325) 653-1680
  • PEC Counties Served: Kimble, Menard and Sutton counties


Hill Country Community Action Association, Inc.

  • Contact Information:
    2905 West Wallace
    P.O. Box 846
    San Saba, TX 76877
    (325) 372-5167 ext. 282
  • PEC Counties Served: Bell, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano and Williamson counties


Travis County Health and Human Services and Veteran Services, Housing Department

  • Contact Information:
    100 N. IH-35
    Austin, TX 78767
    (512) 854-7260
  • PEC Counties Served: Travis County


You can find the weatherization provider for any county in Texas on TACAA’s website.

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U.S. Dept. of Energy

Home weatherization services at Energy.gov