TEC and Emerald Transformer Form Strategic Alliance

November 1, 2021

Texas Electric Cooperatives and Emerald Transformer announced they have formed an alliance to provide Texas utility companies with a full range of products and services, including transformer repairs, decommission, stock sales, field services, parts, field decommission, oil services, PCB disposal and asset recovery.

In addition to the state’s rapidly growing population, new technologies are placing increasing demands on transformers and other critical components of utility infrastructure in Texas. A study conducted by TEC alliance partner Bryan Texas Utilities highlighted the impact increased adoption of electric vehicles could have on utility transformers. This makes alliances such as this one even more vital.

“Emerald, being a Texas-based company, is very excited to become a partner with Texas Electric Cooperatives. We look forward to supporting its members with our products and services by providing value-creating solutions,” said Stuart Prior, chief executive officer of Emerald Transformer. “Emerald Transformer brings over 50 years’ experience refurbishing, decommissioning and servicing all types of transformers in the Texas market. Our broad base of factories, product lines and expertise will allow the TEC members to rely on Emerald as a trusted partner.”

TEC builds its strategic alliances with the goal of strengthening Texas cooperatives in an increasingly competitive market.

“TEC continues to work through unprecedented supply chain challenges affecting every material stream across our portfolio of products and services,” said Johnny Andrews, chief operating officer, TEC Manufacturing and Distribution Services. “As part of TEC’s overall strategy to mitigate these supply chain issues, we are proud to add Emerald Transformer as a strategic partner to diversify the transformer repair and salvage stream in much the same way we do with other material streams where we have multiple strategic partners.”