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About Sunflower: As a not-for-profit, wholesale, electric generation and transmission utility, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is owned and governed by seven Member electric distribution utilities, who serve in central and western Kansas. Joining in 1957 enabled the distribution systems to provide affordable, reliable power to customers in 58 western Kansas counties.
FACILITIES/WORK FORCE: Sunflower is headquartered in Hays, Kansas, in the former St. Anthony’s Hospital building. Dedicated in 1931, for 41 years the structure now owned by Sunflower served the medical needs of northwest Kansas until the hospital was relocated on the east side of Hays. From 1972 to 1982, the former hospital building was unused. In 1982, the Sunflower Board of Trustees purchased and renovated the building for the new headquarters. The decision to refurbish the Hays landmark versus erecting a new building saved the corporation more than $2 million. Currently, the Sunflower workforce at seven generating stations and outlying offices is approximately 400.