At Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, we are proud to say we don’t focus on energy. Our focus is on our member-owners, who deliver electricity every day to thousands of Kansans at the end of the line.
Sunflower was formed in 1957 by six distribution cooperatives serving in western Kansas. They created a company based on the cooperative business model that could provide wholesale generation and transmission services. They could have chosen other business models, but they didn’t. As distribution cooperatives, they understood the importance of the 7 cooperative principles, of being member-owned and governed…of creating a company that focuses not on profit but on the best interest of Kansans and their way of life.
Sunflower’s members include six member distribution cooperatives and one wholly owned subsidiary serving members in 58 central and western Kansas counties: Lane-Scott Electric Cooperative, Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Prairie Land Electric Cooperative, Southern Pioneer Electric Company, The Victory Electric Cooperative, Western Cooperative Electric, and Wheatland Electric Cooperative.
Sunflower’s reputation is a result of more than 60 years of strong leadership, vision and innovation. Sunflower’s democratically elected board of directors represents each member cooperative. Decisions by the Sunflower Board protect and enhance the ability to provide Sunflower’s members with reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost. It means weighing opportunity and risk, innovation and tradition.
Sunflower’s system assets—along with our organizational culture that values technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership—help ensure that we will continue to meet our member-owners’ energy needs now and in the future.
We at Sunflower recognize that electricity is integral to families’ personal comfort and convenience, sustainability of businesses and communities, and economic growth throughout the region. That is why we take pride in our role in delivering not just energy to our member-owners…but energy done right.