Welcome to KEC

KEC is the Kansas statewide service organization for 29 electric distribution cooperatives and three generation and transmission cooperatives. Formed on August 18, 1941, and headquartered in Topeka, KEC represents the interests and provides needed services and programs to electric cooperatives that serve member/consumers within the state. KEC functions for the mutual benefit of its members to promote rural electrification and foster the principles on which electric cooperatives were founded.


The Cooperative Purpose

Electric cooperatives are not-for-profit and exist to serve our members and improve the quality of life in our communities. Electric cooperatives are 100 percent locally owned, controlled and democratically governed. The three-minute video (on the right) illustrates how serving the community is at the heart of why cooperatives exist. Electric cooperatives were created to bring people together to identify and meet common needs. That is still our mission today.

A documentary showing an inspiring story of cooperation tells the story of 32 electric cooperative employees who worked to bring electricity to several remote villages in Guatemala.



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