Pedernales Electric Cooperative

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative
Pedernales Electric Coop, Junction, TX IMG 4329.JPG
PEC building in Junction, Texas
Founded atTexas
TypeRural electric cooperative
Legal statusNon-profit
PurposeProvide rural electricity in Texas
HeadquartersJohnson City, Texas
Julie Caruthers Parsley

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit rural electric distribution, utility cooperative headquartered in Johnson City, Texas. The cooperative was organized in 1938.

The cooperative, the nation's largest distribution electric cooperative, is owned by more than 300,000 cooperative members in Central Texas and serves an area of 8,100 square miles (21,000 km2). [1]

Cooperative Leadership[edit]

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is led by Julie Caruthers Parsley, who joined the cooperative as chief executive officer in 2017. Previously, Parsley was a partner at the law firm Parsley Coffin Renner. Additionally, Parsley is a former Commissioner of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and focused her law practice on energy-related legal and consulting services in Texas and the Southwest. She is also a former Solicitor General of Texas, is board certified in civil appellate law and was an adjunct professor of law teaching appellate practice and procedure at the University of Texas School of Law. [2]

Board of Directors[edit]

As a cooperative, PEC is owned and governed by the members it serves, and members are democratically elected to serve on the cooperative's board of directors. In 2016, the cooperative adopted a single-member district voting methodology in which members vote every three years for their district's director seat. [3]


  1. ^ "Texan John Hewa points his electric co-op toward innovative growth". Retrieved 2015-12-13.
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