Utility Sponsors

BOC is supported by the following utility companies.
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Alliant Energy Corporation

Alliant Energy Corporation

Alliant Energy Corporation is an energy holding company with regulated utility providers as well as non-regulated companies involved in delivering energy-related products and services. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Alliant Energy serves more than three million customers around the globe. Alliant Energy has nearly 8,500 employees across the country and abroad; operating revenues of $2.6 billion (year-end 2002); and total assets of more than $7 billion (year-end 2002). Alliant Energy's utility operations serve more than 1.4 million customers in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their service territory covers 54,000 square miles in the heartland of America and includes 9,700 miles of electric transmission lines and 8,000 miles of natural gas main.

Ameren Illinois

Ameren Illinois serves 1.2 million electric and more than 840,000 natural gas customers in a 43,700-square-mile area of Illinois.

View the Ameren Illinois website.
 

AmerenUE Corporation

AmerenUE Corporation

Ameren Corporation, based in St. Louis, Missouri provides energy services to 2.2 million customers in Missouri and Illinois. Approximately 95 percent of the company's $3 billion revenues flow from electric sales, with the remainder from sales of natural gas. Formerly Union Electric Company and CIPSCO Incorporated, Ameren prides itself on a long, successful tradition of financial strength, cost containment, low rates and continuous customer service improvements, as well as nine decades of uninterrupted cash dividend payments to stockholders.

American Electric Power (AEP)

Welcome to gridSMART from AEP Ohio, an initiative that offers our customers new ways to think about electricity. This site is dedicated to bringing you energy efficiency programs with rebates and cost incentives, plus tips, tools and technologies so you can use less energy and save money.

 

Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy

Black Hills Energy, a division of Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH), serves 148,000 natural gas customers in 130 Iowa communities. Black Hills Corp. — a diversified energy company with a tradition of exemplary service and a vision to be the energy partner of choice — is based in Rapid City, S.D., with corporate offices in Golden, Colo., and Omaha, Neb. The company serves 750,000 utility customers in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The company’s non-regulated businesses generate wholesale electricity, produce natural gas, oil and coal, and market energy. We partner to produce results that improve life with energy.

Cedar Falls Utilities

Water, electricity, natural gas, high-speed Internet and cable television services are all provided by community-owned utilities in Cedar Falls, a community of 37,000 in northeast Iowa. Cedar Falls Utilities strives to achieve a standard of excellence as an industry leader and a trusted provider of utility services to its customers and community. CFU's mission is to provide customers with innovative, high-quality services that bring the best value to the community. These services include 25 years of offering audits, incentives, financing, and educational resources to aid customers with their energy efficiency projects.

City Utilities of Springfield

City Utilities of Springfield

City Utilities of Springfield is a progressive, customer-owned utility serving southwest Missouri for more than 50 years with electricity, natural gas, water and public transportation services. CU's customers enjoy electricity prices among the lowest in the United States; the convenience of one bill for all utilities; and dependable, hometown services delivered with a personal touch.

Columbia Water & Light

Columbia Water & Light

Columbia Water & Light is a municipally owned utility company located in Columbia, Missouri; their mission is to provide low cost service without interruptions. Columbia Water & Light has been furnishing Columbians with low cost, reliable electricity and high quality water since 1904. Governed by the City Council, Columbia Water & Light is run as a department of the City of Columbia. By burning low-sulfur coal in their power plant, offering free energy audits and free shade trees to the residents of Columbia, Columbia Water & Light shows their commitment to improving the environment everyday. Columbia Water & Light's energy conservation programs are extensive and have been in place for over 20 years.

Empire District Electric Company
Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.
Kansas Municipal Utilities
KCP&L

KCP&L

Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) is the holding company of Kansas City Power & Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company, two of the leading regulated providers of electricity in the Midwest. Kansas City Power & Light and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations use KCP&L as a brand name. More information about the companies is available on the Internet at ww.kcpl.com.

Laclede Gas Company

Headquartered in St. Louis Missouri, Laclede Gas Company is the largest natural gas distribution utility in Missouri, serving approximately 628,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the city of St. Louis and ten other counties in Eastern Missouri.  Laclede Gas is a subsidiary of the Laclede Group, a public utility holding company.

View the Laclede Gas Company website.

MidAmerican Energy Company

MidAmerican Energy Company is a global leader in the production of energy from diversified fuel sources including geothermal, natural gas, hydroelectric, nuclear, coal and wind. MidAmerican also leads in the supply and distribution of energy in the U.S. and U.K. consumer markets, with approximately 6.7 million electricity and gas customers. MidAmerican and its subsidiaries, MidAmerican Energy Company, PacifiCorp, CE Electric UK, CalEnergy Generation, Kern River Gas Transmission Company and Northern Natural Gas are established leaders in the world energy marketplace. In production, distribution and delivery around the world - MidAmerican is obsessively, relentlessly at your service. Based in Des Moines, Iowa the company employs more than 11,000 people and provides service to more than 698,000 electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in a 10,600 square-mile radius.

Midwest Energy

Midwest Energy, Inc.

Midwest Energy Inc. is headquartered in Hays, Kansas and has seven other local offices in central and western Kansas that serve nearly 90,000 customers. Our workforce includes over 280 employees throughout 40 counties across the state of Kansas.

Minnesota Energy Resources
Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power provides electricity to a 26,000-square-mile electric service territory located in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota Power supplies retail electric service to 131,000 customers and wholesale electric service to 16 municipalities. They have electric transmission and distribution lines of 500 kilovolt (eight miles), 230 kilovolt (606 miles), 161 kilovolt (43 miles), 138 kilovolt (66 miles), 115 kilovolt (1,259 miles) and less than 115 kilovolt (6,550 miles). They own and operate 178 substations with a total capacity of 8,550 megavolt amperes. Minnesota Power's transmission network is interconnected with the transmission grid to promote reliability and is part of a larger regional transmission organization called the Midwest Independent System Operator.

View the Minnesota Power website.

Missouri River Energy Services

Missouri River Energy Services, headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D., is a not-for-profit joint-action agency governed by a Board of Directors elected by and from representatives from the 61 member communities it serves in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Nebraska Public Power District

Always there when you need us, NPPD's mission is to safely generate and deliver reliable, low-cost sustainable energy and provide outstanding customer service. NPPD owns and operates 35 generating facilities fueled by coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydro, wind, and diesel/oil. We also operate and maintain more than 5,000 miles of high-voltage power lines and thousands of miles of distribution infrastructure.  Working in partnership with the state's rural public power districts, cooperatives and municipalities, NPPD helps serve an estimated 600,000 Nebraskans with retail or wholesale electric power and energy-related products and services.

Otter Tail Power Company

Otter Tail Power Company

Otter Tail Power Company provides power to nearly 130,000 customers in northern Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency

Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency generates and sells electricity wholesale. Their main customers are their members, 18 municipally owned utilities located mostly in south central and southeastern Minnesota. They also provide them with commercial/industrial and residential related services and products that help them serve the energy needs of their 92,000 retail customers reliably and at a fair price. SMMPA was created in 1977. Their main source of electricity is the 874 megawatt Sherco 3 generating unit located near Becker, Minnesota. They own 41% of the plant in partnership with the plant's operator, Northern States Power Company. Sherco 3 burns low-sulfur Western coal and is the largest such unit in the state. SMMPA also relies on the array of intermediate and peaking units of its members, key elements in the Agency's energy mix. SMMPA controls and dispatches these units as needed.

Westar Energy

Westar Energy

 

Headquartered in Topeka, KS, Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is the largest electric utility in Kansas, providing electric service to about 675,000

687,000 customers in the state. Westar Energy has about 6,500 7,100 megawatts of electric generation capacity and operates and coordinates approximately 33,000 34,000 miles of electric distribution and transmission lines.