As a rural cooperative, Western Cooperative Electric works in partnership with other organizations committed to serving the needs of rural America.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is the wholesale power provider to Western. Sunflower Electric is owned by Western and five other electric cooperatives and serves 34 counties in western Kansas.
Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC)
Pioneer Electric is a part of the Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC). KEC is a statewide service organization for Kansas electric cooperatives.
Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)
The mission of the Kansas Corporation Commission is to protect public interest through the impartial and efficient resolution of all jurisdictional issues. The KCC regulates rates, service and safety of public utilities, common carriers and motor carriers as well as oil and gas production by protecting correlative rights and environmental resources.
Pioneer Electric is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative. Touchstone Energy is an alliance of 660 cooperatives in 46 states that collectively deliver power to more than 30 million consumers every day. This nation wide network of electric coops is dedicated to bringing added value and benefits to all consumers.
Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
The Rural Utilities Service helps rural utilities expand and extend their service to new rural members through new lines and substations. RUS also helps establish new and vital services. The RUS forges public-private sector partnerships that result in billions of dollars in rural infrastructure development and creates thousands of jobs for the American economy.
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC)
The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative represents telecom and IT interests of over one thousand rural utilities and affiliates in 46 states. The NRTC helps rural electric and telephone utilities strengthen their businesses with solutions uniquely suited to the needs of rural consumers.
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC)
The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation is a privately-owned, non-governmental organization that provides state-of-the-art financial products and business management services to more than 1,050 electric cooperatives across the United States.
Daffron & Associates
Daffron & Associates is an information technology company that develops and supports software and hardware solutions from billing and customer service, to financials, accounting, inventory, and work management, while being committed to providing integrated systems for optimal efficiency.
Pioneer Electric and CoBank share a strategic alliance in lending opportunities. CoBank is a rural America cooperative bank, specializing in cooperative, agribusiness, rural communication and energy systems financing.
MKEC – Mid Kansas Electric Company
MKEC is a wholesale electric provider that was formed during the acquisition of Aquila’s power generation and transmission assets in the state of Kansas. It is owned by Western and four other cooperatives, as well as one wholly owned subsidiary of an electric cooperative. It is merged with Sunflower Electric as of January 1, 2020.
CRC – Cooperative Response Center
The Cooperative Response Center is a cooperative dedicated to after hours dispatch and customer communication owned by multiple member cooperatives. They have call centers located in three locations across the country to be available 365/24/7.
NRECA – National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
The NRECA is the national cooperative for electric coops in the United States, which Western is a member of.
Federated Insurance is an insurance exchange started by a cooperative in Wisconsin that offers insurance for rural electric and telephone cooperatives. It is run similar to a cooperative and follows the 7 cooperative principles.