As A Meter of Fact is a podcast from your friendly North Texas electric and gas distribution company. Bringing you stories, news, and innovation from CoServ.

Hosted by Darreck Kirby

Published February 27, 2023

At CoServ, we offer more than just a job. We provide you with an opportunity to shape your career and achieve your professional goals. Our Careers Campaign is specifically designed to help you grow and succeed in your chosen field. Join us and become a part of a team that values your potential and invests in your future.

Published January 26, 2023

We may have thawed out a little since the winter storm, but we've still got 53 days of winter left to go!

In this episode of As A Meter of Fact, Darreck sits down with Josh Sterling, CoServ's Manager of Energy Solutions, to discuss the best ways for Members and Customers to save energy AND money this winter.

As a bonus, Darreck also explains how CoServ manages its power supply in anticipation of weather events and the considerations when making pre-emptive power purchases.

Published December 27, 2023

With Lineman Appreciation Day fast approaching, it seemed as good a time as any to welcome CoServ Crew Supervisor Chris Hammonds to the studio to discuss what a typical day looks like for CoServ linemen.

As a bonus, this episode will tie in with the January edition of Texas Co-op Power magazine for the Thank a Lineman essay contest. To win, listen for the code word and include it, along with how many times it was spoken throughout the episode, in your essay thanking a lineman!

Published November 27, 2023

As we wind down the last few weeks of 2023, As A Meter of Fact looks at CoServ's many milestones, developments, and spotlights that marked the year.

Published October 27, 2023

Winters in North Texas can be unpredictable. As such, it’s important to understand not only how to help make your home energy efficient but also the factors that impact your bill.

In this episode of As A Meter of Fact, Darreck discusses basic energy efficiency tips, budget billing, payment assistance options, what Heating Degree Days are, and how to calculate them.

Published September 27, 2023

CoServ takes a great deal of pride in the way it serves its Members and Customers, and the Customer Care Department is a perfect example of that, maintaining a 94% satisfaction score.

In this episode of As A Meter of Fact, Darreck looks at the various teams that make that satisfaction score possible.

Published August 28, 2023

Capital Credits are one of the biggest differences between electric cooperatives and other utilities. Instead of returning our annual margins (profits) to shareholders, as the for-profit utilities do, CoServ and other electric cooperatives allocate this money back to our Members in the form of Capital Credits.

In this episode of As A Meter of Fact, Darreck explains how Capital Credits work and provides an update on this year's retirement.

Published August 11, 2023

Today is National 811 Day, a friendly reminder to dial 811 before digging. It's also Mr. Diggs' birthday! Let the celebration of awareness begin!

Published July 27, 2023

Did you know that over the course of the year, CoServ's Energy Education Team will visit more than 100 campuses across our service districts giving safety presentations and demos?

With the school year just around the corner –and we do apologize to any children whose days we've just ruined with that revelation– it feels like the perfect opportunity to shine the spotlight on this incredible team. In this episode, Darreck sits down with Justin Porterfield, CoServ's Energy Education Specialist.

Published June 27, 2023

CoServ’s linemen are among the very best in the state, boasting exemplary skills and technical know-how to get the job done quickly and safely, no matter the condition, no matter the time of day.

With the 27th Texas Lineman’s Rodeo mere weeks away, As A Meter of Fact looks at the annual competition held in Seguin, TX, and lets you hear from members of the CoServ Rodeo team.

Published May 26, 2023

Everyone appreciates predictability when it comes to balancing comfort with their electric usage, but Texas’s long, often grueling summers can make that balancing especially challenging. Join Darreck Kirby as he details the steps you can take to manage your usage, find the billing option that best suits your needs, and additional programs that can help you save!

Published April 27, 2023

CoServ first got its start in the 1930s, bringing electricity to barns and farmhouses throughout much of our service area. And, while North Texas has developed considerably over the past 85 years, we’ve never forgotten our roots.

CoServ is a fixture at North Texas livestock shows, not only forming relationships with FFA students but supporting them by bidding on their animals. Over the course of the year, CoServ sponsors four separate events, including Denton County, Cooke County, and Collin County. Additionally, CoServ Gas supports the Wylie livestock show.

So, to spotlight the co-op’s tremendous work with the Future Farmers of America program, I decided to head out to the Denton County Jr. Livestock Show and Sale and learn all that I could.

Published March 27, 2023

CoServ’s gas workers are among the best in the state –and that’s not hyperbole. In this episode of the As A Meter of Fact podcast, Gas Operations Field Supervisor Alex Copeland sat down to talk about what all goes into the work CoServ’s gas service workers do each day, the challenges of the job, and the tremendous avenues for growth and continued education offered by CoServ!

Published February 27, 2023

Texas weather can be unpredictable to put it lightly. This time of year, morning ”jacket weather” can quickly turn into a shorts and t-shirt kind of day, whereas the summer can leave you sweating before sunrise! No matter what Mother Nature dishes out, you can count on CoServ to be ready!

This episode of As A Meter of Fact talks energy efficiency tips for warmer and colder months, offers safety supply kit recommendations for your home, and tells you what to do in the event of an outage.

Published January 27, 2023

Service and community are at the heart of CoServ’s mission, so it’s only natural that we would lend our support to the vitality and wellbeing of the communities we serve. Enter the CoServ Charitable Foundation.

Season 3

Published December 12, 2022

It’s been an eventful year here at CoServ –one filled with milestones and challenges alike as we’ve rung in our 85th year. If you missed some of these updates throughout the year or would just like a friendly reminder, here is the CoServ year-end recap for 2022, courtesy of the As A Meter of Fact podcast.


Published September 19, 2022

Want to learn how you can speak one-on-one with one of your Board of Directors or a CoServ Customer Care Specialist? Would you be interested in an opportunity to win A YEAR'S WORTH OF FREE ELECTRICITY? This is the podcast episode FOR YOU!


Published August 11, 2022

Although he has been the mascot of CoServ Gas for nearly a decade, surprisingly little has been known about Mr. Diggs until recently. In this sit-down interview, I sought to learn what makes the hardworking armadillo tick.


Published June 13, 2022

Although he has been the mascot of CoServ Gas for nearly a decade, surprisingly little has been known about Mr. Diggs until recently. In this sit-down interview, I sought to learn what makes the hardworking armadillo tick.


Published June 3, 2022

CoServ is one of the only co-ops in the country that shares a market with deregulated utilities, so we know our Members see plenty of advertisements for Retail Electric Providers throughout the year. What they may not know about "free nights and weekends," however, is the catch hidden in the fine print. Allow us to explain the co-op advantage.


Published May 27, 2022

The CoServ Annual Meeting is fast approaching and that means CoServ Members will have the opportunity to use their collective voice to elect the Board Members who will represent them for the next four years. While you might have already known that, we're willing to bet you didn’t know these facts about the CoServ Annual Meeting!


Published March 29, 2022

The American Red Cross announced in January that blood reserves were at their lowest point in 10 years. With fewer blood drives and volunteers due to the pandemic, the situation has become desperate. CoServ and the Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce are ready to do their part with a helping hand (and arm).