Denton County Electric Cooperative makes a dent in the heat of a North Texas summer. Operating under the CoServ Electric name, the member-owned cooperative distributes power to more than 156,000 rural homes and businesses in North Texas. The second-largest member-owned co-op in Texas behind Pedernales Electric, it receives its wholesale electricity from Brazos Electric Power Cooperative. CoServ Electric also distributes natural gas to more than 70,000 customers through its CoServ Gas subsidiary. Through its affiliates the cooperative also provides infrastructure project management and construction services.