Notice of Energy Delivery Charge/Demand Charge Increase

After reviewing the cost to provide electrical service to members and the existing retail rates, the Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board of Trustees has authorized management to present the following rate adjustments to members. The adjustments will cover operating costs, ensure reliable service and make debt service payments of the cooperative. For the impacted rate schedules, these adjustments represent an overall average increase of approximately 3%, with adjustments to the Energy Delivery Charge/Demand Charge. The increase was approved at the Feb. 27 Board of Trustees meeting and went into effect March 1, 2024. Members will see the adjustment on their April 2024 billings.

Campbell, Scott announced as Pioneer Electric CEO, Assistant CEO

The Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees voted to instate Lindsay Campbell and Chantry Scott in their respective roles as CEO and Assistant CEO of Pioneer Electric. The announcement follows the news of former Pioneer Electric CEO Steve Epperson being selected as president and CEO of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation (Sunflower) beginning immediately. Epperson has served as Interim CEO of Sunflower since the summer of 2023.

“Our congratulations to Steve,” said Campbell. “We thank him for his years of dedication to Pioneer Electric and its members; we know he will lead Sunflower with the same commitment to service demonstrated within our cooperative.”

Campbell and Scott have served in their roles over the past months and look forward to continuing their work.

“We are going to continue serving our members with the same dedication to provide reliable and safe power,” said Campbell. “I look forward to stepping into this role and being a part of the future at Pioneer Electric.”

Mark Goehring Appointed as District 7 Board Member

Pioneer Electric Board of Trustees appointed Mark Goehring, of Ulysses, to serve as representative of District 7. Goehring was selected after an application and interview process conducted by Pioneer Electric’s board of trustees.

“We welcome Mark and look forward to working with him in service to our members,” said Board President, Mike Brewer. “Mark’s insight and skill will be a great addition to the board.”

Goehring plans to use his background in finance and involvement on other boards and committees in service to the cooperative.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve the members of Pioneer Electric and will work alongside the board of trustees,” said Goehring.

Those interested in learning more about Pioneer Electric’s board of trustees can find further information under the “My Board” tab.