Welcome to K.C. Electric Association

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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.

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


Tuesday, January 23, 2024, 4:00 PM

422 3rd. Avenue, Hugo, CO. 80821


Consumers Beware!

Scammers have been phoning members in K.C. Electric territory, threatening to disconnect their service if they don't give a credit card for payment. K.C. will never call you in this manner! Be smart and hang up. Call one of our offices and report this!

Capital Credits Release

K.C. Electric Association retires capital credits

In October, the K.C. Electric Board of Directors approved a general retirement of over $1.2 million in capital credits to our member-owners, in addition K.C. Electric has retired capital credits in excess of $95,000 to estates in 2023 for a total capital credit retirement of over $1.3 million.  If you were a member-owner of K.C. Electric in 2001, 2002, 2003, or 2004 you will receive a check in December.   K.C. Electric was formed in 1946 and has returned over $27 million to our member-owners since we began providing electric service, and over the past five years has retired in excess of $7.4 million in capital credits.

As a cooperative, K.C. Electric operates as an at-cost consumer-owned organization and any margins are credited to cooperative members each year based on how much electricity they purchased.  These funds are called capital credits and are used to help meet the expenses of the cooperative such as new equipment to serve members and paying debt.  Capital credits help keep rates at an affordable level by reducing the amount of funds that must be borrowed to grow and maintain our electric system.

Paying capital credits to our members is one of the many benefits that make electric cooperatives unique and differentiates us from investor-owned and municipal utilities. 



Please click on link below in red to observe the 2024 rate change.


Attention Members

2024 Water Heater Changes


Effective 2/1/2024, K.C. Electric will no longer facilitate warranty service for the RHEEM Marathon Water Heaters that were purchased by K.C. members.

Our supplier, Western United Electric Supply, has made the decision to no longer stock or sell RHEEM Marathon Water Heaters which impacts our ability to cost effectively purchase or replace units that may fail or have warranty related issues.  

RHEEM continues to sell Marathon Water Heaters and honor warranty related issues that may arise.  We have placed a link on our website (kcelectric.coop) which will direct you to the RHEEM warranty form that must be filled out by the owner of the Marathon Water Heater and then mailed directly to RHEEM.  When you mail the warranty form be sure to include the actual seal and label that is attached to your water heater.  There is a phone number on the warranty form if you would like to contact RHEEM directly to answer any questions you may have.

Although we will no longer be stocking water heaters or water heater parts, we will continue to offer rebates for electric water heaters and heat pump water heaters.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our rebate program or have questions about submitting a warranty claim, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. 


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