Founded in 1938, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, also known as PEC, is one of the largest, member-owned private electric utilities in the United States. It provides electricity to more than 232,000 meters. The cooperative offers meter service monitoring and energy management solutions. Pedernales Electric Cooperative provides online tree care and safety tips. It administers an HVAC rebate program that includes the replacement of retrofitting systems. The cooperative participates in various community events and programs. Pedernales Electric Cooperative also provides online gift check services. Its supervisory control and data acquisition team monitors electric distribution systems and works 24 hours a day, seven days a week.