Founded in 1938, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative provides electrical services to more than 50,000 members throughout Texas. It operates various substations that carry electricity over 6,000 miles of distribution lines. The company installs, takes readings and tests automated electric meters. It provides online bill payment options and deferred payment plans to its members. The company also undertakes a wide range of community outreach activities. In addition, its Web site provides resources on consumption rates, deposit policies, conservation and efficiency tips and measures to prevent electrical fires. Sam Houston Electric Cooperative is headquartered in Livingston, Texas, and has offices located in Coldspring and Woodville, Texas.