South Plains

Electric Cooperative, Inc.

South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a distribution cooperative (Texas 56 Lubbock County) with headquarters in Lubbock, Texas, serving portions of Crosby, Hale, Hockley, Lubbock and Lynn Counties. Additional offices are located in Lorenzo and southwest of Lubbock.

South Plains' service area is in the south-central Panhandle of Texas, and includes about 1,400 square miles at an elevation of 3,200 feet. The cooperative service area lies within the basin of the Brazos River, which flows to the southeast portions of the state of Texas.

The Ogallala Aquifer lies underneath most of the area, and provides most of the water supply of good quality for irrigation pumping and other uses throughout the area. The growing season is approximately 190 days. Principal crops are cotton, corn, grain sorghum, and wheat. The economy of the region is highly dependent on the agricultural production and oil and gas related industries, with changes affecting 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.

Tommy Joines

Director 1985 - Present

Dale Ancell

Manager 2012 - Present

South Plains
Electric Cooperative, Inc.

4727 South Loop 289

Lubbock, Texas 79424


P.O. Box 1830
Lubbock, Texas 79408


Phone: 806.775.7732
Fax: 806.775.7851
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