Fifty years after the first commercial electric station opened in San Francisco, California, much of the Texas Hill Country remained without electric service. Kerosene lamps were the only source of illumination for homes, farms and ranches. Providing electricity to rural areas was simply not profitable for suppliers.
The Rural Electrification Administration was established to help fund delivery of electricity to rural areas, but it still took several years and the efforts of determined individuals before Pedernales Electric Cooperative began energizing Central Texas.
Mouse over the slideshow below to explore how PEC illuminated the Hill Country and has helped our region grow and prosper for 75 years.