Welcome to K.C. Electric
To provide our members with safe, reliable service at the lowest cost, while maintaining an environmentally responsible, accountable, and sustainable operation now and in the future.
K.C. Electric Association, Inc. is a rural electric cooperative organized in 1946 to bring power to the Eastern Colorado plains, including rural areas and towns of Kit Carson, Cheyenne and parts of Lincoln Counties. As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, K.C. Electric is owned by the members that it serves. K.C. Electric's headquarters is located at 422 3rd Ave. in Hugo, Colorado; its operations center is located at 281 Main St. in Stratton, Colorado. Outpost offices are located in Cheyenne Wells and Flagler, Colorado. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Many K.C. Electric employees are customers as well. We know the importance of electricity in our homes, farms, and businesses. Our goal is to bring you quality, affordable and reliable electrical power. We are proud to serve you and we take our responsibility very seriously.
Upcoming Regular Board Meeting of K.C. Electric:
Financial Help Available With Your Electric Bill
Energy Outreach Colorado has committed $ 50,000 to K.C. Electric Association to help our residential members with past due balances make the transition from a traditional account to a prepay account. Some financial assistance is also available for existing prepay accounts that have a past due balance.
A K.C. Electric prepay account allows residential members to purchase energy before they use it. When making a payment, members put a positive balance on their account and as they use electricity the balance goes down. Prepay participants receive alerts when they have less than five days’ worth of electricity remaining. Members can choose to add money to their prepay balance anytime through a variety of payment methods.
A prepay account allows members to customize their payments to their lifestyle and budget. Some choose to make smaller more frequent payments, while others choose to put a large balance on their account. Either way, it allow members to be in control of how much energy they use and their costs.
If the account balance goes below zero, power is automatically disconnected. However, a member can have their power turned back on in minutes by making a payment anytime of the day. Payments can be made 24/7 online via a computer or a smart phone. Payments can also be made during normal business hours via phone or in person at either the Hugo or Stratton office. Members on prepay are not subject to disconnect fees, reconnect fees, late fees or collection fees. There are also no payment due dates or minimum payments associated with the program
For more information about prepay, click here, or contact the Hugo office at 1-800-700-3123.
No Lost Time Award
Louden Hornung, Darren Fox and Paul Norris accept a safety award from Colorado Rural Electric Association signifying that K.C. Electric employees didn’t have any lost time accidents in 2014. K.C. employees worked more than 59,882 hours and drove more than 358,000 accident-free miles in 2014. This is an amazing task considering the extreme weather conditions, long hours and dangerous tasks they must complete on a daily basis to keep the lights on.
A transit is a tool used by K.C. Electric for staking jobs.
K.C. Electric General Managers
John E. Rose (1948-1974)
Ora F. "Bus" Ware (1974-1988)
James L. Zabukover (1988-2000)
John F. Huppert, Interim General Manager (2000-2001)
Jack D. Clinkscale (2001-2003)
John F. Huppert (2004-2010)
Timothy J. Power (2010-2014)
David W. Churchwell (2015-Present)
SmartHub and Internet Explorer
Starting in November, any of you who access the SmartHub tool through Microsoft's Internet Explorer version 8 or lower, will begin to lose some of the tool's functionality. Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) is more than five years old and support for this version or lower is being phased out gradually.
Through SmartHub, you have the ability to pay your bill, check your usage and more using a web browser or mobile application. What can you do to avoid any drop in functionality? All you have to do is upgrade to the latest version of Internet Explorer or download the latest version of Google's Chrome web browser or Mozilla's Firefox web browser. All of these downloads are completely free, available online, and take just minutes to complete. Visit one of the links below to get started and ensure you're able to take advantage of all that SmartHub has to offer safely and securely.