Southern Pioneer: Rates and Coverage Area

Southern Pioneer

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About Southern Pioneer

Southern Pioneer is an electricity cooperative. The largest county served by Southern Pioneer is Seward County, but the company also supplies electricity in 9 counties in the state of Kansas. Electricity companies must regularly report their customer counts to government agencies. In the most recent report the provider listed a total of 15,118 customers receiving electricity from the company. Exactly 58 of these customers are industrial accounts, 3,842 are commercial customers and 11,218 are residential accounts. Southern Pioneer's average residential electricity rate per kilowatt hour is 16.89 cents per kilowatt hour, which ranks the company 121st out of 144 suppliers in Kansas and 2505th out of 2892 in the nation for average electricity rate. They had total sales and disposition of 818,931 megawatt hours in 2022, of which 800,964 megawatt hours were via sales to end users. The purchase of wholesale electricity made up 100.00% of the electricity sourced by the company. In 2022, the provider made a total of $80,967,000 from retail electricity sales to end users.

The US average monthly residential electricity bill is $135.39, while the Southern Pioneer average is 2.82% less at $131.58 per month. This is the 1766th lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the nation. The supplier currently does not produce their own electricity. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates and then resell it to end users.

Southern Pioneer Net Metering

Net metering services are offered to consumers of Southern Pioneer. Net metering makes solar panel purchases more economically feasible as it gives the ability for people to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity from heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Electricity providers must report these losses. Southern Pioneer reported a yearly loss of approximately 2.07% of the electricity that they generate. The state of Kansas has an energy loss average of 2.40% and the nationwide average is 2.87%, giving Southern Pioneer a rank of 5th best out of 141 providers who report energy loss in Kansas.

Southern Pioneer Rate & Electric Bills

Southern Pioneer residential electric rates are highest in October and the highest average bill is in July.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.188/kWh$0.117/kWh$216.46/mo.$78.21/mo.
2505th16.89¢Southern Pioneer's Average residential price per kWh
1766th$131.58Average monthly electricity bill for Southern Pioneer's residential customers

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Southern Pioneer Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1850 West Oklahoma
    Ulysses, Kansas 67880
    United States of America
  • CEO:Steve Epperson

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Energy Loss

Southern Pioneer's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


206 National Rank

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Southern Pioneer State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Southern Pioneer County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Barber County4,178514.18$142.10/mo
Clark County1,994416.78$124.24/mo
Comanche County1,809318.59$130.15/mo
Haskell County3,803212.47$126.64/mo
Kingman County7,495715.32$138.68/mo
Kiowa County2,457515.91$123.23/mo
Meade County4,089418.66$129.67/mo
Pratt County9,266515.96$124.13/mo
Seward County22,223318.52$130.23/mo

Cities Southern Pioneer Has Coverage

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Southern Pioneer FAQ:

How many counties does Southern Pioneer provider electricity in?

Southern Pioneer supplies electricity to customers in 9 counties throughout the country.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Southern Pioneer customers?

Southern Pioneer's current average bundled electricity rate is 16.89 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Kansas bundled rate of 13.39 cents and the average United States rate of 15.73 cents.

Who is the CEO of Southern Pioneer?

Southern Pioneer's CEO is Steve Epperson.

What is the phone number for Southern Pioneer?

Southern Pioneer's customer service phone number is (800) 670-4381

What cities does Southern Pioneer have customers in to?

Southern Pioneer supplies to 22 cities.

How much is the average bundled bill for Southern Pioneer customers each month?

Southern Pioneer currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $131.58, compared to the Kansas average of $117.75 and the United States average of $117.75 for bundled service.

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Published: 2024-06-12