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Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Association and its subsidiaries are dedicated to
providing reliable energy and quality services that enhance the lives and business of our members/customers.

 

Dear Valued Customer,

  Welcome to the world of Rural Electric Cooperatives! If you are new to the world of Rural Electric Cooperatives, we would like to give you some background about our industry.

  When local suppliers refused to provide electric service to rural residents, the residents banded together and built the facilities themselves. Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Association was incorporated on July 21, 1938, and energized its first lines on February 15, 1940. From an original plant value of $146,000, we have grown to a plant value of approximately $34,000,000. We provide electric power to residential, commercial and industrial accounts in portions of Butler, Chase, Cowley, Greenwood, Harvey, Marion, and Sedgwick counties. Electricity brought many changes to rural America, replacing kerosene lanterns and literally bringing the farm out of the darkness. We were an integral part in making our nation's farms the best producing in the world, and we are very proud of our heritage.

  Butler REC is owned by its members and governed by a Board of Directors elected from the membership by the members.  We supply electric power to 7,000 meters through 1,850 miles of transmission and distribution lines and own 13 substations or delivery points. Through our membership in Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, we own part of the nuclear generating facility at Wolf Creek. This also allows us to have access to power grids, enabling the purchase of hydro-power, the least expensive power available, from the Southwest Power Administration. Our primary financing is done through National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.

  We are a nonprofit organization, and any margins we have at the end of each year are allocated back to our members in the form of capital credits. As the financial status of the Coop permits, these credits are refunded to the membership, putting that money back in your pocket instead of someone else's. We do not burden our members with investment demands for high profits and this helps us keep our rates as low as possible. Butler REC has 32 full-time employees. We support 4-H activities, fund two scholarships at Butler County Community College, send two academically outstanding high school juniors to energy seminars in Washington, D.C. and Steamboat Springs, Colorado and we are involved in numerous other community projects.

  We hope you will take an active part in the future of Butler REC. The future holds many challenges, and we welcome your participation. If you have any problems or questions, please don't hesitate to call us. You are the reason we are here.

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Butler Rural Electric Cooperative Association was incorporated on July 21, 1938, and has been a staple in the economy of the community since that time. Butler REC is proud to offer the following high quality services. Butler REC is equipped to meet electrical contracting needs in residential, commercial, and new construction areas. Butler REC has established a reputation of being reliable and responsive. If you are in need of electric wiring, give us a call at (316) 321.9600 for a free estimate.

 

Regional Media Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Butler Rural Electric Cooperative. It is a division that is dedicated to providing a variety of superior quality services to homes and businesses. Regional Media Corporation was established in 1989 providing C-band satellite TV service. In 1998, Powwwer.net was created, a division of RMC determined to give area customers access to reliable, high speed internet service as well as reputable web hosting, and other business services. In January 2000, RMC officially entered the Propane business, providing customers with yet another valuable service from a company trusted for over 60 years.
 

Powwwer.net is a division of Regional Media Corporation dedicated to offering high quality internet service to area customers in Butler, Greenwood, Harvey, and Sedgwick counties. Whether it be internet access or web hosting, service is our strength. Call 1.800.594.0103 to speak with a Powwwer.net representative about gettingconnected today! For more information, visit our website at http://powwwer.net .

 

Butler Electric Cooperative has sold its propane subsidiary Regional Energy Group to Propane Central.  Propane Central has assured us that they will meet your expectations as a propane supplier.  Thank you for your Propane Business over the past 17 years.

 

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