Government Relations builds and maintains key relationships with legislative, regulatory and judicial leaders and staffers. KEC actively engages with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), as well as utility and agricultural organizations, to advance cooperative interests on the state and national levels. At all levels of government, it is imperative that relevant legislative and regulatory matters are monitored and acted upon.
KEC is the Kansas statewide service organization for 26 electric distribution cooperatives and three generation and transmission cooperatives. Formed on Aug. 18, 1941, and headquartered in Topeka, KEC represents the interests of, and provides needed services and programs to, the electric co-ops that serve Kansans. The banding together into one statewide association provides greater efficiency and economy of operations for all the distribution cooperatives, regardless of size.