About Us

Southern Pioneer Electric Company is a not-for-profit wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Inc. Both utilities are member-owners of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation along with five other distribution cooperatives.  Sunflower serves as Southern Pioneer’s wholesale power and transmission provider.

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Originally, Southern Pioneer was formed in 2005 to receive and operate its share of electric assets purchased from Aquila, Inc.  Today, Southern Pioneer serves approximately 17,000 consumers located in 34 communities and operates or maintains 1,100 miles of distribution and transmission line and other facilities in ten southwest and south-central Kansas counties. Southern Pioneer’s service territory stretches east from Liberal to Medicine Lodge and north to Cunningham and back west to Greensburg, Kansas. Southern Pioneer’s Customer Services offices are located in Liberal and Medicine Lodge with corporate offices in Ulysses, KS.

Mission statement

Our Mission is to be the energy and service provider of choice to our customers.