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Welcome to K.C. Electric Association

Please look around and discover all the things your co-op has to offer. If you have any questions, please send us a quick message or email us directly. 

K.C. Electric Association 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.

 

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.

 

 

Upcoming Regular Board Meeting of K.C. Electric:

4:00 p.m.

422 3rd Ave, Hugo, Colorado

 

Upcoming Elections

As a cooperative member, you already know how important it is to make your voice heard. Since this is an election year, please remember to cast your vote, and remind your neighbors to get out and vote.  Check out this link.

 

New Windows!

 
 
 

In an energy efficient move, K.C. Electric replaced its old windows with these new ones.

Bring on winter!

The snow won't blow inside now!

 

 
 
Co-ops face strict federal robo-calling requirements

At K.C. Electric Association, maintaining good communication with you, our member, is top priority. Advancements in technology offer more options for keeping lines of communication open, but many businesses are required to operate within the boundaries set by law and regulation – such as those issued by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). In particular, FCC regulations control the use of auto-dialed and prerecorded calls – sometimes called “robo-calls” – sent to land lines and cell phones. Read more.

 

Statement of Non-Discrimination

 

Colorado State Fair News

Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale

Honors Colorado’s 4H & FFA Youth

 

More than a half million dollars was raised for Colorado’s agricultural youth, thanks to Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Tuesday, August 30 at the Colorado State Fair.

The state’s electric cooperatives came together to sponsor the fair’s 53rd Junior Livestock Sale. According to preliminary totals, the 2016 sale accumulated approximately $524,700 from generous buyers. This year also set the record sale for Grand Champion Market beef at $62,000 by Sam Brown & Family.

“Over the past 37 years, the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale has raised $9,794,289 for the youth involved in Colorado’s 4-H and FFA programs. This sale is a reflection of their dedication to the animals and the agricultural community,” said State Fair General Manager Sarah Cummings. “I’d also like to thank the generous philanthropists who come out to support these amazing kids; the sale would not be possible without them.”

This year, the Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale added turkeys to the sale lineup. The sale is instrumental in supporting the future of Colorado’s agribusiness as it demonstrates the importance of raising quality livestock and the work required of those who pursue careers in agriculture.

PRELIMINARY totals for the sale are available at http://www.coloradostatefair.com/events/2016/2016-colorado-touchstone-energy-junior-livestock-sale.

 

Grand & Reserve Champion

Exhibitor Name & Hometown

Buyer

Bid

Grand Beef

Julia Frye, Johnstown, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$62,000

Reserve Beef

Kory Ridnour, Burlington, CO

Denver Rustlers

$22,500

Grand Hog

Rayna Hodgson, Greeley, CO

Denver Rustlers

$33,000

Reserve Hog

Ty Pieper, Fowler, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$32,000

Grand Lamb

Jenna Frink, Eaton, CO

Crabtree Amusements

$20,000

Reserve Lamb

Kayla Frink, Eaton, CO

Sam Brown & Family

$12,000

Grand Goat

Chelsea Dobbs, Fort Collins, CO

Anadarko Petroleum

$6,500

Reserve Goat

Andrea Maneotis, Craig, CO

Denver Rustlers

$4,200

Grand Rabbits

Lacey Chisman, Calhan, CO

Legacy Bank

$3,400

Reserve Rabbits

Shawna Lamothe, Elbert, CO

Pueblo Bank & Trust

$2,600

Grand Chickens

Ryan Gruntorad, Ordway, CO

Fair Ladies

$3,500

Reserve Chickens

Skylar Gregersen, Wiggins, CO

Friends of the Fair

$3,200

Grand Turkey

Abby Nagel, Larkspur, CO

Colo. State Fair Commissioners

$2,700

Reserve Turkey

Diana Nagel, Larkspur, CO

Pikes Peak Posse

$1,000

 

Co-op sponsors for this year’s sale included Colorado Country Life, the Colorado Rural Electric Association, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, Gunnison County Electric in Gunnison, Grand Valley Power in Grand Junction, Highline Electric in Holyoke, K.C. Electric in Hugo, La Plata Electric in Durango, Morgan County REA in Fort Morgan, Mountain View Electric in Limon, Poudre Valley REA in Fort Collins, San Isabel Electric in Pueblo West, San Luis Valley REC in Monte Vista, San Miguel Power in Ridgway, Sangre de Cristo Electric in Buena Vista, Southeast Colorado Power in La Junta, United Power in Brighton, White River Electric in Meeker, Y-W Electric in Akron and Yampa Valley Electric in Steamboat Springs.

 

Rate Restructure

Below you will see the new rates passed by the K.C. Electric Board of Directors at its January 2016 board meeting.  These rates represent a revenue neutral rate restructure as we adjust to the rate design change implemented by our power supplier.  Our power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission notified us late last year that they would be changing their rate design from an all energy rate to a demand-energy rate.  K.C. Electric’s rate restructure will take effect on March 1, 2016. More...

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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