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"Empowering you to energize your life."

Welcome to K.C. Electric

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Our Mission

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:

March 24, 2015

4:00 p.m.

Hugo, Colorado

K.C. Electric Welcomes New General Manager 

On January 25, 2015, David Churchwell began his duties as the eighth general manager in K.C. Electric's history. The first general manager, John Rose, holds the record for the longest tenure (1948-1974). Churchwell was born and raised in eastern Colorado and after working for years away from Lincoln County, has returned home. Churchwell has an extensive background with electrical cooperatives and his education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from CSU and completion of the NRECA Management Internship Program.  Churchwell has been the Operations Manager for Highline Electric Association, located in Holyoke, Colorado for the past 15 years. Churchwell's wife, Nicole, is a teacher and will be joining him in this area along with their three children when the Holyoke school year finishes. The board of directors, staff, and employees are excited about having Churchwell's leadership for the continued success of the association. And perhaps he will beat Rose's record as general manager!  K.C. Electric Association serves as an electrical distribution cooperative in the counties of Kit Carson, Cheyenne, and Lincoln.


K.C. Electric General Manager

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.

Internet Explorer (IE) 

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