News Release: Mid-Kansas Electric to Build Generation Station in Grant County
Watch: Mid-Kansas Electric's Rubart Station
On April 1, 2007, Mid-Kansas Electric Company, LLC, closed the transaction that resulted in the acquisition of the Kansas Electric Network properties formerly owned by Aquila, Inc. The assets involved in this transaction were purchased for a base purchase price of $235.3 million. Aquila also sold its eight percent leasehold interest in the Jeffrey Energy Center (JEC) to Westar Energy. Under a separate power purchase agreement, Mid-Kansas now acquires 177 megawatts from JEC annually.
"The creation of Mid-Kansas, which required vision and determination by our Members, has provided many opportunities for growth. They were able to expand their territory, upgrade transmission lines, and ultimately, provide reliable energy at the lowest possible cost to even more people. Our Members remain committed to serving the needs of the now approximately 400,000 cooperative Members in central and western Kansas." said Stuart Lowry, president and CEO of Mid-Kansas Electric, LLC. “This means that even more Kansans are now part of a Member-owned system and have access to reliable energy at the lowest possible cost.”
Mid-Kansas customers receive retail electric service from Mid-Kansas through the six Members that provide both operations and maintenance services throughout the service area. The Mid-Kansas Member-Owners headquarted in the following locations:
Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Southern Pioneer Electric Company
Victory Electric Cooperative Association, Inc.
Western Cooperative Electric Association, Inc.
Wheatland Electric Cooperative, Inc.
These six MKEC Members provide retail service to consumers. To see what Member will serve your area, please click on this link.
The Members of Mid-Kansas also provide additional services desired by their rural consumer-owners. These businesses include the provision of water supplies, satellite television, wireless broadband internet access, cellular telephone service, commercial electrical services, and propane delivery services.
Mid-Kansas Members also own and manage Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, a generation and transmission service provider headquartered in Hays, Kansas. Mid-Kansas consists of 629 megawatts of generation and 995 miles of transmission line, assets that help our Members provide affordable, reliable generation to their Members in central and western Kansas.