PHOTO: Kit Carson Electric Cooperative CEO Luis Reyes speaking to the Board of Socorro Consolidated Schools and Socorro, NM citizens
Communities are finding the benefits of serving as their own electric utility. New Mexico cities like Aztec, Raton and Gallup act as their own electric utility – and working with Guzman as their wholesale power supplier, enjoy price certainty and local control. The same is true of the City of Fountain, CO and tribal peoples Jicarilla Apache Nation Reservation and the Pueblo of Acoma who serve as their own electric utility and source wholesale supply from Guzman. By taking over their own power supply delivery, communities are generating jobs and economic development options. Guzman Managing Director Jeff Heit recently presented the success stories of these efforts to the Board of Socorro Consolidated Schools along with Socorro, NM citizens in attendance. Kit Carson Electric Cooperative CEO Luis Reyes (pictured) also shared his power supply transition story with the Board, explaining how he has gained power price stability, local control over power supply, and their own local solar generation and BESS that delivers their members with 100% of their summer daytime energy needs. The Guzman Energy team is always happy to meet with communities that are interested in understanding the underpinnings of successful local energy strategies.