At a Glance
Born out of the enterprising, pioneer spirit of its founding members, today’s Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a team of 60 dynamic professionals dedicated to serving our member-owners and communities. After 75 years, we’re still guided by the same cooperative traditions and principles we were founded on.
Serving Southwest Kansas
Pioneer Electric serves approximately 15,900 retail electric meters spread throughout 10 counties in southwestern Kansas. The system is made up of more than 117 miles of transmission line, 3,600 miles of distribution line and 21 substations. All of Pioneer Electric’s electricity is generated in Holcomb, Kansas by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, which is owned by Pioneer Electric and five other Kansas electric
We are active as an owner within Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (KEC) a statewide organization that supports coops in areas such as Governmental Relations, Apparatus Testing, Loss Control and Safety, Regulatory Compliance, Communications, Education and Training, Legal Assistance, Rural TV and Management Consulting Services.
Striving To Exceed Expectations
Pioneer Electric has consistently invested in infrastructure and training to make sure that you, our member-owners, receive service that goes above and beyond your expectations. In fact, in a survey carried out this year, 89% of member-owners felt Pioneer Electric met or exceeded expectations.
More Than Just The Electric Company
Providing reliable electricity at fair rates is just the beginning. As a Member-Owned Cooperative, our team strives to serve our communities through leadership, integrity, accountability, innovation and community involvement. We partner with local businesses and organizations to support regional Economic Development.
We also actively encourage our team members to work in the community by volunteering at the health center, volunteering at the local library, coaching a little league team or teaching literacy skills. We’re more than “just the electric company.” We are your neighbors, friends, husbands and daughters. We work hard because it’s our community too.
Pioneer Electric Mission Statement: To be the dynamic regional provider of safe, reliable energy products and services, working to improve the lives of our member-owners and customers.