Chantz & Hunter
Chantz Brungardt and Hunter Folsum have joined Western’s operations department as summer interns. Chantz is employed at the Plainville warehouse and Hunter is employed at the WaKeeney warehouse. They will gain experience in the challenging field of electric utility work. Brungardt and Folsum are enrolled at Pratt Community College within the Electric Power Technology program to ultimately receive an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Both enjoy hunting, fishing, and being outdoors in their leisure time.
Nick Pennington has joined Western’s IT department as a summer intern through the Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth program. This program matches high school and college students with local businesses throughout northwest and northcentral Kansas for paid internships. This summer, Nick spent most of his time creating the latest version of our website. In his leisure time, he enjoys singing, composing, playing the ocarina, and building Gundam scale models.
Welcome to Western Cooperative Electric!
Western Cooperative Electric Association was formed in 1945 by a group of friends and neighbors to bring electricity to their homes and businesses across eight counties in Northwest Kansas: Ellis, Gove, Graham, Ness, Rooks, Rush, Trego, and Sheridan. With the Aquila purchase in 2007, Western's service territory was expanded to include five additional counties: Osborne, Russell, Barton, Lincoln, and Ellsworth. Today, Western serves more than 12,000 meters, maintains approximately 4,000 miles of line, and employs over 50 people dedicated to serving you. With headquarters located in WaKeeney and district locations in Olmitz, Plainville, and Ellsworth, Western provides its consumer-owners with reliable electricity and responsive service at an affordable price.