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KCEC Sponsors the 2024 Taos Bike Rodeo on June 2, 2024

Any plans for the weekend? Bring all your friends and family to the 2024 Bike Rodeo on June 2 at the Taos Police Department (400 Camino La Placita, Taos, NM). KCEC is sponsoring and a huge supporter of this event! ...

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Kit Carson Electric Education Foundation Awards $45,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Graduates in its Service Territory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 24, 2024 Kit Carson Electric Education Foundation Awards $45,000 in Scholarships to Local High School Graduates in its Service Territory Taos, New Mexico – The Kit Carson Electric Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC), has awarded $45,000...

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Celebrating 40 Years KCEC CEO Luis A. Reyes Jr.

Today, we recognize and show appreciation for our CEO, Luis A Reyes Jr!  Thank you for your 40 years of service to KCEC and ongoing commitment to serving our communities!   ...

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KCEC has ten new level 3 EV fast Chargers!

KCEC has installed 36 EV charging stations with 58 charging points (including 10 level 3 DC fast chargers) in its service territory and continues to build its EV infrastructure to encourage EV adoption. Locations of the new DC Level 3 fast chargers include: Taos, NMPicuris/ Penasco NMAngel Fire, NMRed River, NMQuesta, NMOjo Calient...

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Tribal Business News: New solar project will help Taos Pueblo boost its tribal economy, while also cutting emissions and costs

https://tribalbusinessnews.com/sections/energy/14687-new-solar-project-will-help-taos-pueblo-boost-its-tribal-economy-while-also-cutting-emissions-and-costs ...

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KCEC Sponsors For the Health of It 2024

KCEC has sponsored this event, which supports Taos Cancer Support Services, for many years. Please sign up to show your support. Thank you for our great communities!  ...

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KCEC Helps With Questa High School Seniors Banners

Today, KCEC is placing banners to support Questa High School students in Questa, NM. We would like to thank Questa High School, the Village of Questa, and the LOR Foundation for recognizing QHS students. Thank you, QHS students and families, for your hard work and dedication! ...

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KCEC & True Kids 1 on Cybersecurity

KCEC understands the importance of cybersecurity in mitigating the risk of data breaches, financial losses, and reputational damage. They acknowledge that cybersecurity is fundamental to navigating the threat landscape safely and securely. To promote IT careers to the younger generation, KCEC's Chief Information Security Officer, Daniel ...

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KCEC & Cabinet Secretary of NM Workforce Solutions Sarita Nair

KCEC would like to express its gratitude to the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Sarita Nair, and her team for addressing the workforce needs and challenges facing our community. KCEC, along with State Representatives, the Taos Chamber of Commerce, and officials from the Town and County, visited the ...

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KCEC Lineman Appreciation

KCEC wants to show its appreciation to our hardworking KCEC lineworkers for their dedication to our communities. We are grateful for the sacrifices you make by being away from your families to ensure the lights stay on. Today, we celebrate and express our gratitude for your 24/7/365 work dedication. KCEC lineworkers cover 3,200 miles of ...

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KCEC Partners With Shared Table For Food Distribution to Members & Residents!

Every month, KCEC is working with Shared Table to distribute food packages to residents in our communities. Ken from Shared Table expressed with the KCEC crew, "I told the team that this is very important to our community. I talked to several people who received our food in the past 2-3 weeks, and it's hard to describe what I've heard fr...

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KCEC Participates in the Regional Envirothon

KCEC had the opportunity to participate in the regional Envirothon in Mora, NM! It was super cool to see the kids compete in the environmental fields. KCEC shared renewable energy with the students! ...

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Taos News Voices of Taos: CEO, Luis A. Reyes Jr.

Join Voices of Taos producer Laura Martin Baseman as she talks with Luis Reyes, CEO of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative. A native Taoseño, Luis shares how he became CEO of KEC, why Taos has an energy coop and the new projects KEC is investing in, including the Amalia solar array. He also talks about new sustainable energy technology, lik...

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KCEC Quarterly Advisory Meetings: Listening to Members.

Did you happen to know? KCEC hosts a series of quarterly advisory meetings in all five of its districts. During these meetings, KCEC shares with members from each district about current happenings, projects, and initiatives. KCEC also hears concerns about how we can improve as a co-op. This is great information sharing with local members...

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This week on Voices of Taos, join producer Laura Martin Baseman as she talks with Luis Reyes, CEO of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

A native Taoseño, Luis shares how he became CEO of KCEC, why Taos has an energy coop, and the new projects KCEC is investing in, including the Amalia solar array. He also talks about new sustainable energy technology, like hydrogen, and why it's a good opportunity for the Enchanted Circle. Listen for free at or wherever you get your ...

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KCEC Women of Impact!

Congratulations to the Taos Women of Impact! KCEC would like to thank all of the women in our communities. We appreciate you. We want to shout out our KCEC Women of Impact—local women who provide and show up for their families and community! ...

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KCEC Sponsors Regenerative Farming with Alianza Agri-Cultura

Thank Alianza Agri-Cultura and all of the organizations that are hosting the regenerative farming workshop! So much valuable information regarding the future of our sustainability! KCEC had the opportunity to be part of this great event! ...

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KCEC Partners with UNM – Taos to provide CDL’s for KCEC Employees

KCEC has been partnering with UNM-Taos to provide KCEC local employees with their Commercial Drivers Licence (CDL). 11 KCEC employees have graduated with their CDL through the UNM-Taos program. Currently, KCEC has six employee students enrolled in this year's program! Great partnership with UNM-Taos, providing our local employees with op...

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 Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Completes PPA for Amalia II Solar Array in Northern New Mexico 

 Developed in partnership with Guzman Energy and Luminace, new solar array will bring the KCEC local solar fleet footprint to ~50 MW  ...

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KCEC Youth Outreach: Arroyos Del Norte Elementary

KCEC at Arroyos De Norte Elementary! KCEC is taking the safety and renewable energy program on the road again! We love engaging and interacting with our youth. ...

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KCEC Hot Dog Night: Mesa Vista vs. Questa!

Today is game day! Mesa Vista Trojans vs Questa Wildcats. The first 200 guests will receive a free hot dog and a soda at the beginning of the Boys Varsity Game! KCEC proudly supports NM high school sports, student-athletes and their families! KCEC supported local by buying at the local Questa Sangre De Cristo Valley Market. ...

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KCEC’s IT Department Attends National Cybersecurity Training

KCEC is continually working to ensure our members are safe against cybersecurity threats. KCEC's IT department ensures our internal and external network is up to date and secure. KCEC's Daniel and Miguel attended the Department of Energy’s Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) in partnership with I...

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KCEC at Taos Day School! Electrical Safety Presentation

Today, KCEC has the opportunity to present at the Taos Day School! KCEC enjoys sharing information on electrical safety, renewable energy and cool stuff their local co-op is working on. ...

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KCEC Payment Portal Temporarily Offline

The KCEC Payment portal will be offline until Tuesday, January 2, 2024. KCEC is performing year-end maintenance and closeout. KCEC will resume payments on Tuesday, January 2, 2024. ...

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KCEC Planned Power Outage 12/21/2023 at 12:00 pm: Camino de Placitas & Surrounding Areas

KCEC will perform an emergency planned power outage at 12:00 pm today, 12/21/2023. The cause of the outage was a vehicle plowing into a significant electrical pole on Camino de Placitas. The crews are performing electrical switching to mitigate members affected by the outage. Affected areas include:The intersection of Placitas & Pase...

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KCEC participated in educating and presenting to the Roots and Wings Community School!

KCEC participated in educating and presenting to the Roots and Wings Community School! We are reaching out to our youth to show the importance of electrical safety, renewable energy and their Co-op. Austin and Fernando are awesome and interactive with the kiddos! KCEC reaches out to schools throughout its service territory. ...

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PROTECT YOURSELF DURING A POWER OUTAGE

KCEC conducts year-round maintenance and tree-trimming programs. Nature puts enormous pressure on the electrical and internet systems. Winter is here! Be prepared! KCEC encourages members to be safe and prepared for the upcoming winter months. Attached are safety tips in case of a power outage in your area. https://www.ready.gov/sites...

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KCEC Partners Contributes $10,000 to the EL Prado Community Center

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative partners with the El Prado Community Center to contribute $10,000 to their initiative to restore the El Prado Community Center. We are committed to the communities that we serve. Yay! ...

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KCEC offices will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

May you enjoy this celebration with your family full of laughter and peace. Happy Thanksgiving greetings from everyone at Kit Carson Electric Cooperative! ...

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KCEC Contributes funds to Help the Lower and Upper Des Montes Mutual Domestic Water Association

Without water, there is no life! KCEC understands the importance of our communities. We must stick together to ensure every member has the best quality of life. KCEC contributed funds to help the Upper and Lower Des Montes Mutual Domestic Water Association with necessary upgrades and infrastructure improvements. KCEC is here for our comm...

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KCEC Partners with the Penasco Valley Historical Preservation Society!

KCEC & Guzman generously donated $10,000 to the Penasco Valley Historical Preservation Society. This significant contribution served as the cornerstone for establishing the Penasco Valley Farmers Market, an initiative that has breathed new life into the St Anthony's Parochial School grounds. The funds received from the donation we...

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Upload Photo Here: KCEC Christmas Holiday Light & Decoration House & Business Contest.

KCEC is having a Christmas Holiday Light & Decoration House & Business Contest. Do you decorate your house or business for Christmas?  Enter to win! The more lights, the better. Please share with your friends and family and there will be winners in each District.  Enter Here  https://www.surveymonkey.co...

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KCEC Supports Gross Receipts Tax for Rural Hospital

"I urge Taos County Residents to support the Gross Receipts Tax and to vote yes so that we have a strong rural hospital." - Luis Reyes, CEO, Kit Carson Electric Company On the November 7th, 2023 Regular Local Election ballot, registered Taos County voters will have the opportunity to vote in favor of continuing the ½ percent Gross...

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Hydrogen: Front and center in climate debate

Federal funding accelerates carbon capture and hydrogen development By Kevin Robinson-Avila/ Journal Staff Writer Oct 9, 2023 ...

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Locals Impacting & Driving Real World Change. We can make a difference coming from a rural community! 

Locals Impacting & Driving Real World Change. We can make a difference coming from a rural community!  We invite you to join us in captivating and insightful discussions with Taos Alumni working in the Cyber Technology field and take a deep dive into the impact of technology on our daily lives, Staying Safe Online, Educationa...

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Kit Carson Internet (KCI) is upgrading its billing system and will not accept online payments as of Friday, September 29, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Kit Carson Internet (KCI) is upgrading its billing system and will not accept online payments as of Friday, September 29, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. KCI customers can pay their internet bills online on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Thank you for your patience. KCI's new billing software will enhance customer experience and provide more options for c...

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KCEC Angel Fire Solar & Battery Ribbon Cutting

ATTENTION KCEC MEMBERS! Mark your calendars for October 06, 2023! Hello All, Please join the community in celebrating the commercial operation of the Angel Fire Solar and Battery Facility. Located near Angel Fire, NM, the Angel Fire Solar Project has a 7.5 MW solar PV capacity with a BESS capacity of 3.75 MW (7.5 MWh). The project sp...

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Power Outage 09/21/2023

Power Outage Update: A large dump truck hit a 69kV major transmission line at the Taos Regional Landfill. Crews are dispatched. The following areas are without power. Arroyo Hondo, Arroyo Seco, Taos Ski Valley, Valdez, Tres Piedras,Cerro, Los Pinos, Questa, Costilla and Amalia. No ETR at this time. We will continue to update membe...

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KCEC Pole Top Safety Training September 21, 2023

Kit Carson Electric (KCEC) will perform a pole-top training exercise in the Ranchos area on September 21, 2023. KCEC is conducting a safety mayday call to prepare and train our linemen and operations for emergencies. THIS IS JUST A TRAINING EXERCISE. First responders and emergency services will be in the Ranchos area. The exercise is sch...

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2023 KCEC  Substation Preventative Maintenance

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative continues with the series of PLANNED POWER and INTERNET OUTAGES during August and September to allow crews to perform preventive maintenance on all substations within the service territory in preparation for the winter months. The following is a schedule of dates, times and affected areas for ...

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QUESTA GREEN HYDROGEN PROJECT COMMUNITY MEETINGS

Community leaders and experts in the renewable energy field have been exploring the feasibility of establishing a green hydrogen production facility in Questa. The outcomes of the year-long Feasibility Study will be presented at two upcoming community meetings for your feedback, questions, and comments. ...

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06/27/2023: Electrical and Internet Outage in Valdez/TSV

KCEC Electric and Internet Outage Update: A large truck carrying an oversized excavator hit two power/internet lines in Valdez. The road to Taos Ski Valley is closed unless you go through Valdez(St Rd 240). KCEC continues to work in the area. Kit Carson Internet continuing to restore internet services in the area. Attached are photos of ...

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has completed Level One of NRECA’s Co-op Cyber Goals Program.

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has completed Level One of NRECA's Co-op Cyber Goals Program. KCEC has implemented ten fundamental measures of cybersecurity preparedness. These measures will help to protect your co-op and the industry electricity grid from cyber threats. NRECA is proud to work with our co-op members on this critical init...

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KCEC and Guzman Energy donated $10,000 to the Charles Cisneros VFW Post 9516

KCEC and Guzman Energy donated $10,000 to the Charles Cisneros VFW Post 9516 in Cerro, NM. The donation will go to building upgrades and renovations to the VFW 9516 Post. Thank you for your service and commitment to our communities. We show our gratitude, thanks, and appreciation for the many sacrifices our service members make dai...

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and Guzman Energy Award Scholarship Funds to Northern New Mexico Students 

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and Guzman Energy Award Scholarship Funds to Northern New Mexico Students  TAOS, NM – May 18, 2023– Today Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy have joined forces to provide $39,000 worth of scholarship funds to 26 northern New Mexico students who are pursuing higher edu...

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KCEC CEO Speaks with UNM-Taos Regarding Solar and Battery

KCEC enjoys sharing its renewable story with our communities. KCEC CEO Luis A. Reyes Jr., talking with UNM-Taos Environmental Class! An interesting conversation on KCEC being 100% daytime solar and how battery storage provides reliability and resilience. ...

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District 2 Election Winners

May 11, 2023 - KCEC DISTRICT TWO meeting and election of two Trustees was held at the Village of Questa Municipal Offices. The candidates are Bobby R. Ortega and Bernie A. Torres. Bobby R. Ortega and Bernie Torres are re-elected to the KCEC Board of Trustees for District 2. ...

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District 1 Election Winners 05/09/2023

KCEC wants to thank all those who voted in District 1. There were two positions for the KCEC Board of Trustees for District 1. The total votes: Manuel Medina 526 votes David Torres 511 votes Dennis Gonzales 497 votes Congratulations to Manuel and David! ...

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Taos Pueblo and Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Move Forward with Clean Energy and Economic Development Project 

Taos Pueblo, NM - Taos Pueblo, a sovereign Native American Nation in northern New Mexico, has signed a Letter of Commitment with its utility, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and partner, International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST), to implement a 5MW solar and battery storage project on Taos Pu...

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KCEC Board Election Information 

KCEC Board Election Information  May 9, 2023 - DISTRICT ONE election of two Trustees will be held at the Kit Carson Electric Boardroom. Candidates are Manuel A. Medina, Dennis F. Gonzales and David Torres. Voting starts at 7:00 a.m. and until 6:00 p.m. May 11, 2023 - DISTRICT TWO meeting and election by acclamation of two Trus...

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KCEC Happy National Lineworker Appreciation Day

KCEC wants to honor those who risk their lives to ensure our family, friends and community have the necessities of electricity. We appreciate your hard work and dedication.  Why does KCEC appreciate our Lineworkers?  They keep the power running. Think about going without power for just one day. Linemen work behind (or...

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Kit Carson Propane Scholarship Application

Kit Carson Propane Vocational Scholarship Kit Carson Propane is pleased to offer a new scholarship program to support applicants enrolled in trade programs. The program will award one thousand dollars ($1000) to one applicant in the following areas Penasco, Questa, Ojo Caliente, Angel Fire and Taos. The award is disbursed over a two-y...

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KCEC Completes NRECA Cybersecurity Program

NRECA Co-op Cyber Goals Program CONGRATULATIONS!Your cooperative has completed all 10 of the goals in NRECA's Co-op Cyber Goals Program. This is a major achievement toward establishing a basic level of cybersecurity at your co-op and helping your company and our industry electricity grid be better protected from cyber threats. H...

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KCEC Planned Power Outage 04/12/2023 Blueberry Hill Rd

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative will be having a PLANNED POWER OUTAGE On Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The reason for the outage is: • KCEC is replacing 10 electric utility pole cross arms for the prevention of a major outage. KCEC crews are performing preventive maintenance. Affected...

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CONGRATULATIONS SYLVIA VIGIL, MARTIN DIMAS AND RUSS COYLE! KCEC Board of Trustees

They just completed the NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director Program! We want to congratulate them and thank them for their service! We appreciate your dedication to our communities! The NRECA’s Director Certificate Programs are specifically designed to help electric cooperative directors, at every stage of their service, underst...

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KCEC Proudly Supports NM High School Sports!

FILL THE GYMS! KCEC is proud to support all sports and athletics in its service territory! We encourage you to support your favorite local High School team. Let's pack the gyms and show appreciation and support for our local youth! GO TAOS! GO QUESTA! GO PENASCO! GO MESA VISTA! GO KIT CARSON ELECTRIC! Some teams are playing away and we w...

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KCEC SNOW & WIND ADVISORY STATUS 02/22/2023 2:45 p.m

All efforts mentioned in previous updates continue to be in place. KCEC is monitoring real-time weather conditions via live feed cameras located at all the KCEC substations. The KCEC camera feeds show increased winds and snow throughout the region. KCEC encourages members to visit kcecalerts.com to report an outage or view KCEC's Live Ou...

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KCEC Wind Advisory Status Update 02/22/2023 11:45 a.m.

KCEC Wind Advisory Status Update 02/22/2023 11:45 a.m. KCEC has staged crews in San Cristobal, Taos, Angel Fire/Eagle Nest, Questa, Penasco and Red River areas based on the NWS weather map projections. The strategic placement of the crews is for quicker response to a potential outage. KCEC has staged more employees at our main headq...

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Severe Wind Advisory Warning in Effect: KCEC Service Territory 02/22/2023 9:30 a.m.

Please Share with Family and Friends. Severe Wind Advisory Warning in Effect. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Wind Warning In Your Area. Please take the necessary precautions to be prepared and stay safe. KCEC is on High alert and has all employees on standby. KCEC is increasing dispatchers and will be staging crews i...

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115 kV KCEC Green Chile Transmission Line Open Meeting: February 21, 2023, 5:00 p.m.

GridLiance Southwest and Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC)are hosting an in-person Open House meeting at the Carson Fire Stationto discuss the Green Chile 115-kV Transmission Line Project. Please click here to identify if your property is nearby or potentially impacted by the transmission line. The map shows the Carson Area. ...

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KCEC & Guzman Donates $10,000 to the Cañon Mutual Domestic Water Association 1 of 7,745

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy continue to help the local communities we serve. $10,000 has been awarded to the Canon Mutual Domestic Water Association. The funding will help with infrastructure costs to provide safe drinking water to members in the Cañon area. ...

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KCI Fiber Line Outage due to Gunshot: Valle Escondido & Highway 64 Area

Kit Carson Internet (KCI) crews are replacing a fiber line in Valle Escondido and Highway 64. We have approximately 20 people out of internet service.  The cause of the outage was a gunshot to a fiber optic line.  KCI urges members to refrain from shooting or tampering with KCEC (Electric, Internet and Propane) property. ...

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KCEC Encourages Members Be Aware of Typosquatting

Cybersecurity is a priority to Kit Carson and its members; KCEC wants to share some information about Typosquatting.  Here at Kit Carson, we are seeing domains being misspelled and redirected to identical but malicious sites in ways that cybercriminals are trying to get personal information from the end users. What is Typosqua...

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KCEC January Monthly Board Meeting Rescheduled to January 27, 2023

The January monthly KCEC Board Member meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, January 27, 2023. Thank you. ...

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Northern New Mexico Cybersecurity Council Invite

KCEC encourages community members and businesses to attend the 1st Northern NM Cybersecurity Council Meeting. KCEC wants to develop enduring partnerships between private industry and public sector organizations to ensure that critical infrastructure and sensitive information are protected, develop a cybersecurity workforce to protect tec...

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KCEC Trivia Extravaganza Winners for December!

KCEC Trivia has been an enormous success! KCEC has received thousands of submissions for December. KCEC wants to thank members and those who played KCEC Trivia!  The following members are the winners of the KCEC Trivia Extravaganza: Week 1 Ann Smith (Taos, NM) Winner of a $50 KCEC Electric Bill Discount Gift Certificate&n...

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Power Outage 12/28/2022 Five Broken Poles on US – 64 between Angel Fire & Eagle Nest

Due to excessively high winds, KCEC crews are working on five broken poles on US-64 between Angel Fire & Eagle Nest. The outage is affecting power and internet service between county roads B5 to B8. Crews are working safely and diligently to restore power and the internet. KCEC will keep members updated as work continues.  ...

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KCEC Week 1 Trivia Winner! Ann Smith is the Winner of a $50 KCEC Gift Certificate.

KCEC wants to thank all of the submissions for KCEC Trivia's 1st week. The $50 KCEC Gift Certificate winner is Ann Smith of the Cañon area! We encourage members to keep playing KCEC Trivia for their chances to win fantastic prizes! Click here to play KCEC Trivia Week 2 to win a $50 gift certificate to your favorite restaurant! Members w...

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY! DONATE TO MEMBERS HELPING MEMBERS!

Want to make a difference in your local community? Please consider donating to Members Helping Members this holiday season. Your contribution will help families with assistance on their electric bills. The Members Helping Members Program started in 2008 to assist low income members in our service territory with paying their electric b...

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KCEC Donates $12,000 to Arroyo Seco Community Center!

KCEC is partnering with the Arroyo Seco Community Center to build a gazebo with picnic tables! Community members can take advantage of all the great Arroyo Seco Community Center amenities. ...

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69 kV KCEC Transmission Pole Replacement 10/21/2022 Time: 1:30 p.m.

Hello All,  KCEC crews and contractors are still working to replace the 69 kV transmission, distribution and internet pole throughout the day. Crews have placed the new metal pole and are transferring the distribution wires from the existing pole. Transferring existing infrastructure onto the new metal pole requires lar...

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69 kV Transmission Pole Update 10/21/2022

69 kV Transmission Pole Update 10/21/2022 KCEC crews and contractors have shut off power to residents affecting Cullebra Rd & St Rd-240. Crews are setting the new pole and are preparing for the switching of existing infrastructure. Today, members that reside on parts of ST Rd-240 & Cullebra Rd will be without power from 8:00 a...

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Planned Power Outage: 69kV Transmission, Distribution and Internet Pole Grid Hardening Replacement 10/20/2022 & 10/21/2022

Planned Power & Internet Outage Reason: KCEC replacement of a significant transmission, distribution, and internet fiber pole Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) will be conducting a PLANNED POWER OUTAGEon 10/20/2022 and 10/21/2022, replacing a 69 kV transmission, distribution and internet fiber pole t...

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Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Awarded $800,000 for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations across Northern New Mexico 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 5, 2022  Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Awarded $800,000 for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations across Northern New Mexico  Award grant part of New Mexico Department of Transportation electric vehicle charging station grant program funded by American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ...

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KCEC LIHEAP Payment Information

Dear KCEC Member, KCEC is working with the NM Human Services Department in aiding members who need help with utility assistance.KCEC would like to inform you that you may have received supplemental payments from LIHEAP in the amount of $190 and $145 posted to your account. These payments were for individuals that applied for LIHEAP in...

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KCEC & Guzman Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating 100% Daytime Solar and Energy Independence Event

On June 3rd, 2022 Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy celebrated the cooperative's achievement of providing 100% of its daytime power with solar energy. The Taos Mesa 15 MW solar array and 12.5 MW battery storage project will provide members with reliable and low cost electricity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A...

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Giving Back to Our Members: KCEC Pays Tri-State Payment!

In 2016, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative left the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association because we were tired of constant rate increases and knew we could get less expensive power from solar energy and Guzman. We were right! In July 2022, KCE will make its final payment while achieving our goal of generating 100% ...

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OUTAGE REPORT 6/24/2023- – OUTAGE REPORT- Arroyo Honda, Red River, Taos Ski Valley, Questa, No Agua, and surrounding areas.

OUTAGE REPORT 6/24/2023- - OUTAGE REPORT- Arroyo Honda, Red River, Taos Ski Valley, Questa, No Agua, and surrounding areas. We are correctly investigating the cause of this outage. It is speculated critical internet equipment in Arroyo Hondo is being affected by a power outage which feeds all other areas listed in the Internet outage....

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Special free food distributions

Have you or someone you know been evacuated? Do you need help with food? No documentation is needed at any location ...

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2022 Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Scholarship Recipient Winners

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative and Guzman Energy Grant Scholarships for New Mexico Students   TAOS, NM – May 20, 2022 – Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) and Guzman Energy have partnered for the fourth year in a row to provide scholarships to selected northern New Mexico students to help them successfully ...

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Hermits Peak & Calf Canyon Resources

Dear Members The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon fires have crossed into the Carson National Forest and continue to burn rapidly. Evacuation statuses continue to be updated for communities within and affecting the forest in Taos and Colfax counties. In accordance with wildfire emergency management officials, KCEC has de-energized lines f...

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KIT CARSON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF MEMBERS KIT CARSON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING District 1 Notice Elections District 2 Election District 3 Electrions District 4 Elections District 5 Elections ...

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MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT IN SUPPORT TO OUR NEIGHBORS Give the gift of your MONEY or your TIME!

MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT IN SUPPORT TO OUR NEIGHBORS Give the gift of your MONEY or your TIME! ...

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KCEC, Town of Taos and Taos County Update 04/23/2022

Smoke continues to haze throughout the Town of Taos, Taos County, and KCEC's service territory. Wildfires continue to burn in New Mexico. KCEC is working with the Town of Taos and Taos County governments to address the safety of our community members. High winds are expected this morning at 10:00 am. Currently, KCEC has no power outag...

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KCEC Accomplishments

 KCEC is lowering electric rates and will be 100% Daytime Solar by this summer. The battery storage component will create a reliable and resilient network. The combination of solar and storage produces stable long-term rates for members and businesses. KCEC has partnered with municipalities, governments, schools, tribes and members ...

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Fire Prevention Outage: Ute Park Area 04/22/2022

Due to the projected high winds, KCEC is working with Colfax County Emergency Management Office and Colfax Fire Departments to mitigate forest fire potential. KCEC will be shutting down the power in the Ute Park area from 12:00 pm-12:00 am or until the winds subside. This is a preventative measure and currently, no poles or wires in Ute ...

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KCEC Enchanted Circle EV Charging Stations

Kit Carson Cooperative Members, With demand up and supplies down, costs for everything have increased. Companies found that they could pass along those higher costs in the form of higher prices to consumers, causing financial pressure on KCEC members. The cost of fuel and utilities(gas, diesel, natural gas, propane) continues to incre...

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KCEC Will Be 100% Daytime Solar This Summer

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Members,  Last week, KCEC announced a reduction in members' electric bills. The reduced electric bills will provide relief during this high gas, natural gas, propane fuel costs time and this record-high inflation market.  Today we want to report that KCEC will be 100% Daytime Solar this sum...

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Update 03/18/2022 Taos Mesa Solar Array and Angel Fire Solar Array

Hello Kit Carson Electric Member, Today, KCEC owns and operates 18 solar arrays throughout our service territory, totaling 18.6 MW. Did you know KCEC will exceed its 100% daytime solar goal by 2022? KCEC has two solar and battery storage projects under construction near the Taos Municipal Landfill and the Angel Fire Water Treatment Pl...

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KCEC is Experiencing Labor & Supply Chain Issues. 

Utilities across the country are being challenged to acquire necessary electrical equipment in a timely fashion, including KCEC. System upgrades may be delayed amid the ongoing problems associated with the global supply chain issues.  With the long lead time and shortage of materials that are used for new construction, new customer c...

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Planned Internet Outage: March 07, 2022, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Affected Areas: Tres Ritos, Loma Linda and Angostura.

KCI crew will be replacing a damaged Fiber Optic Line that was restored temporarily but needs to be permanently fixed with a new cable. Locations affected are Tres Ritos, Loma Linda and Angostura. ...

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