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Calling all High School Juniors and Seniors!


Youth Tour 2013

You can earn a week-long Trip to Washington D.C., this summer. Call or contact your local electric cooperative or high school guidance counselor for information. This is a life-time opportunity where you can:

The purpose of the YLC conference is to build leadership and public speaking skills, and to enhance the delegates' knowledge of the energy industry and the cooperative form of business.





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Youth Tour 2013

Every year, a Youth Tour participant is chosen to represent his or her state on the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) by his or her state delegation during the NRECA Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. Click here to view the Youth Tour page on Facebook.

The purpose of the YLC conference is to build leadership and public speaking skills, and to enhance the delegates' knowledge of the energy industry and the cooperative form of business.





Welcome to the New Mexico Rural Electric
Cooperative Association (NMRECA)

The New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NMRECA) is a statewide not-for-profit service organization for New Mexico's electric cooperatives. New Mexico's rural electric cooperatives protect the interests of their consumer-members through their statewide association, the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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Organized in 1944 and headquartered in Santa Fe, NMRECA represents the interest of the state's electric cooperatives and their members through legislative and regulatory representation, and public affairs. NMRECA provides specialized training for the board of directors, managers and employees of its member electric cooperatives. It also assists in marketing efforts, and produces and distributes enchantment magazine, one of the state's largest publications and the only one dedicated to rural readers.

New Mexico's rural electric cooperatives provide vital utility services to almost over 200,000 New Mexico families and businesses who own their electric cooperatives. They control its bylaws, vote on any significant changes in its operations and elect trustees to direct its activities. Their cooperatives serve 80 percent of the land mass in New Mexico, from Chama in the north to the oil fields of the Permian Basin in the southeast; from the northeastern grasslands to the bootheel desert.

There are 16 rural electric distribution cooperatives in New Mexico, two generation and transmission cooperatives, and three rural electric distribution cooperative associate members of NMRECA. To see a complete list click here.

Twelve of the 16 New Mexico distribution cooperatives receive wholesale power from
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association headquartered in Westminster, Colorado. The remaining four are members of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma.