Category Archives: In the News

Bluebonnet, PHI Air Medical enter potentially life-saving partnership

Working around, and with, electricity and heavy equipment is dangerous. If an accident happens, swift medical care can make the difference between life and death. Bluebonnet’s crews often work in rural, hard-to-reach places, miles from a hospital. Emergency responders could … Continue reading

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Since 1939, Bluebonnet’s goals remain the same

By Mark Rose In 1939, the newly formed electric cooperative that is now Bluebonnet set the first poles and hung the first spans of wire that delivered power to the farms, ranches, schools, churches and businesses in dozens of Central … Continue reading

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Bluebonnet hosts delegation from the Electric Company of Ghana

A group of engineers and technicians from the Electric Company of Ghana visited Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s headquarters and toured its state-of-the-art control center this month to learn more about how Bluebonnet deployed and utilizes advanced meter and other smart grid … Continue reading

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Fraud attempts target Bluebonnet’s and Pedernales’ members and Austin Energy’s customers

Last month we became aware of people falsely claiming to be Bluebonnet employees or contractors attempting to trick our members into paying supposedly late electric bills with prepaid money cards. The scam targeted Spanish-speaking members with residential and commercial accounts … Continue reading

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Bluebonnet members beware of recent fraud attempts

Bluebonnet members have recently been targeted by people falsely claiming to be co-op employees or contractors attempting to trick them into making payments for supposedly delinquent accounts by using prepaid money cards, such as MoneyPak cards that can be bought … Continue reading

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Bluebonnet helps raise awareness for breast cancer

Drive by or visit one of Bluebonnet’s five member service centers, or pass one of its service vehicles on the road, and you will notice something different. Pink lights, pink ribbon pins and pink magnetic ribbons affixed to trucks. No, … Continue reading

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Two recent events could impact state’s electric market

Power reserves and rates were at the center of a recent report and Public Utility Commission vote, respectively. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas released the Brattle Group’s report on economic incentives needed to encourage investment in new power plants … Continue reading

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