Organized in 1957, Sunflower is a consumer-owned, nonprofit corporation operated cooperatively by six rural electric distribution cooperatives that serve people located in 34 western Kansas counties. Sunflower provides wholesale power generated by six power plants to its Member cooperatives. That power is delivered across a high voltage transmission network consisting of 27 substations and more than 1,150 miles of 69-kV, 115-kV, and 345-kV line.
Sunflower's Members provide distribution services to more than 51,000 metering points and indirectly serve another 10,000 meters as wholesale power suppliers to cities and towns in the region. A substantial amount of electric power and energy is also provided to other utilities in the region. As a member of the Southwest Power Pool and the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool, Sunflower supports, and is supported by, the regional power grid. This regional system exists to enhance the reliability of electric service in the region and helps Sunflower continue as a highly reliable power supplier.
Sunflower's primary mission is to provide an adequate, reliable, long-term power supply to its Member systems at the lowest possible cost consistent with sound business practices. – less–ZoomInfo