On January 1, 2017, Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative will consolidate with Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperativeto create FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc. making the newly formed cooperative the largest rural electric cooperative in eastern Kansas, with 14,691 member-owners.
Kaw Valley was created September 29, 1937, and serves over 7,000 members. In 2017 the current Kaw Valley Electric headquarters in Topeka will become the headquarters for the West District of FreeState Electric Cooperative.
Kaw Valley functions as a democratic, non-profit organization. We are controlled by our members who actively participate in setting cooperative policy and making decisions in the best interest of the cooperative. Unlike investor-owned utilities, our profits are returned to our members in the form of capital credits. This will not change with the consolidation and formation ofFreeStateElectric Cooperative.
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