Deaf Smith

Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Deaf Smith Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 47 Deaf Smith County) with headquarters in Hereford, Texas, serving portions of Castro, Deaf Smith, Oldham and Parmer Counties in the high plains region of Texas.

Deaf Smith's service area lies in the western Panhandle of Texas, and includes about 3,000 square miles at elevations of 3,600 to 4,500 feet. The Ogallala Aquifer lies underneath most of the area, with the exception of the extreme northwest sections. Water is most abundant on the southern sections. The territory is flat plains; almost all of the land is tillable, with the exception of some playa lakes and draws in the northwest “Caprock” area. A small portion of the service area is used as ranch land for both stocker and cow-calf operations. The cattle graze on improved pastures, stubble fields and wheat pastures. The growing season is approximately 180 days. Principal crops are cotton, corn, grain sorghum, vegetables, sugar beets, and wheat. The economy of the region is highly dependent on the agricultural production, with changes affecting the population, load growth, and electricity sales. The maximum demand for electricity occurs during the summer, primarily from irrigation and air conditioning loads during the hot and dry periods.

Vick Christian

Director 2009 - Present

Mike Veazey

President & General Manager 2013 - Present

Deaf Smith
Electric Cooperative, Inc.

1501 East First St.
Hereford, TX 79045-0753


P.O. Box 753
Hereford, TX 79045-0753


Phone: 806,364.1166
Fax: 806.364.5481
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