Western Cooperative Electric

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About Western Cooperative Electric

Western Cooperative Electric provides electricity to 13 counties and is considered an electric cooperative. A total of 478 industrial customers, 5,793 commercial accounts and 5,891 residential customer accounts are supplied electricity by the provider. Western Cooperative Electric's consumers are billed an average residential electricity rate of 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately, this is 7.01% more than Kansas' average rate of 13.98 cents. They had sales of 318,925 megawatt hours in 2021 sold to end users. The electricity sourced by the company is made up primarily of megawatt hours they purchased by way of wholesale channels. Of the total electricity sourced whole purchased made up 100.00%. In 2021, they made a total of $36,769,800 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had revenue of $36,217,500 from retail sales to end users.

Customers of the supplier have an average residential power bill of $128.85. This is 1.55% below the US average bill of $130.88. The company is not associated with any electricity production plants and all of the electricity that they sell to their consumers must be purchased from other companies.

Western Cooperative Electric Net Metering

Consumers of Western Cooperative Electric can take advantage of net metering solutions, which is a positive for both parties. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for individuals. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra electricity back to the electricity company, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable.

Energy Loss

Providers routinely report energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Western Cooperative Electric recently reported a loss of 6.65% of the electricity generation amount. This percentage of loss gives them a ranking of 18th best out of 141 suppliers who report energy loss in the state.

Western Cooperative Electric Rate & Electric Bills

Western Cooperative Electric residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in August.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.150/kWh$0.115/kWh$128.85/mo.$80.90/mo.
2402nd14.96¢Western Cooperative Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1953rd$128.85Average monthly electricity bill for Western Cooperative Electric's residential customers

Western Cooperative Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:635 South 13th Street
    WaKeeney, Kansas 67672
    United States of America
  • CEO:Tom Ruth

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Energy Loss

Western Cooperative Electric's energy loss due to business operations.


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1261 National Rank

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Western Cooperative Electric State Coverage

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

Western Cooperative Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Barton County25,708512.89$117.04/mo
Ellis County28,893213.53$120.78/mo
Ellsworth County6,403718.15$134.85/mo
Gove County2,774314.58$126.07/mo
Graham County2,444415.09$127.89/mo
Lincoln County2,952417.82$131.52/mo
Ness County2,717313.34$114.83/mo
Osborne County3,512418.90$133.05/mo
Rooks County4,975515.44$128.76/mo
Rush County2,883412.97$117.17/mo

Cities Western Cooperative Electric Has Coverage

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

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Western Cooperative Electric FAQ:

What is the phone number for Western Cooperative Electric?

Western Cooperative Electric's customer service phone number is (785) 743-5561

What is the average bundled bill for Western Cooperative Electric customers each month?

Consumers of Western Cooperative Electric pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $128.85.

Who is the CEO of Western Cooperative Electric?

Western Cooperative Electric's current CEO is Tom Ruth.

What cities does Western Cooperative Electric provider electricity to?

Western Cooperative Electric supplies to 26 cities.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Western Cooperative Electric customers?

Western Cooperative Electric's current average bundled electricity rate is 14.96 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average state bundled rate of 13.98 cents and the average US rate of 15.39 cents.

How many counties does Western Cooperative Electric provider electricity in?

Western Cooperative Electric offers service in 13 counties.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2022-09-19