Bluestem Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a nonprofit and member-owned electric cooperative. In 1999 two cooperatives, P R & W Electric Cooperative and C & W Electric Cooperative consolidated to form Bluestem Electric Cooperative. These cooperatives were incorporated over 70 years ago by groups of rural citizens and Bluestem Electric exists today to provide its members with quality electric service at the lowest reasonable cost consistent with good business practices.
Over the years the cooperative has added valuable programs and services for its members so that they can fully enjoy the many benefits that rural living has to offer. Remember, we are here to help you take advantage of these services. Give us a call or stop by whenever you have a need or want additional information about our programs and services. Site location maps and addresses can be found on our contact page!
Our Clay Center and Wamego offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
To report an outage call one of our offices listed below. Our outage service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Clay Center - 785-632-3111 / 800-297-8725
Wamego - 785-456-2212 / 800-558-1580
Bluestem has recently partnered with Attic Report Card, a company that will assess your attic's insulation for free. Your Attic Report Card a ($99) Value is a comprehensive 12 point inspection of your attic for energy efficiency and is free when you use the promo code below.
Click the link posted below to visit their web site,
click GRADE MY ATTIC and enter the Bluestem promotion code BEC!
Change your furnace filter regularly and be notified when its time?
Most homeowners know that changing your furnace or air conditioner filter regularly saves wear and tear on your equipment. But did you also know it can reduce your heating and cooling costs up to 15%. That's why Bluestem Electric Coop is excited to announce a new service called FilterChange.coop. FilterChange.coop is an easy way to order filters online and get them delivered free to your door. In addition to saving energy, you can save up to 50% on the purchase price of your filters. You can even set up an automatic e-mail reminder so you will always know when it is time to change your filters. To learn more or to get started, simply click here.
Many of our members want to save energy and money but are not sure of the best products to purchase. We are pleased to offer access to 20% off best-quality energy efficient products through EnergySavers.coop. You can easily access the energy saving products for your home, business and personal use through this website. Just take a look at the EnergySavers.coop's special savings on items like CFLs and other lighting products, weatherization products for your home, water conservation items, and other tested energy saving devices. This new service is just another way that we are looking out for you.
Little Changes = Big Savings! Together We Save!
Take the home tour and see how much money you could save!
Is wind an Option for You? First, Estimate the Cost!
Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. has put together an excel format estimator for it's member cooperatives and their customers. Go to: http://www.kec.org/smallwindcashflow.aspx click on Small Wind Cash Flow Model once you open the spreadsheet, click on the "instructions" tab at the bottom for input and term descriptions. This spreadsheet will help answer the above questions.
Bluestem is a participating member of SafeElectricity and considers electricity safety our greatest concern, so please explore the SafeElectricity Website to learn about electicity safety.
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Use of any information obtained from those websites is voluntary, and reliance on that information should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy. Reference on Bluestem's website or any "linked-to" external website to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, service mark or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Bluestem Electric Cooperative.
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There are no problems currently in supplying you with electricity! If you have no power, check your breakers and fuses to see if the problem is on your system. If not, check with your neighbors to see if they have power and then call your local Bluestem Office to report an individual outage or whether the whole line is without power!
Bluestem's West wiring service is no longer available due to the proliferation of available electricians in the Bluestem West service territory. Therefore, a list of electricians and plumbers in the western service territory are listed on the Information and Services pages.
Bluestem Electric Cooperative purchases power each month from its power supplier – Kansas Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (KEPCo) at a wholesale cost to meet the electric energy needs of its members. This cost of wholesale power is a significant cost of providing electric service to the member.
The PCA provides for a monthly adjustment dependent on any differences in the average cost from the base cost of wholesale power.
When the kilowatt hour cost to the cooperative is lower than the base cost, there is a credit to the bill. When the kilowatt hour cost to the cooperative is higher than the base cost, there is an adder to the bill.
Wholesale power costs fluctuate for a host of reasons. In the hot summer months, the excess demand for energy requires KEPCo to purchase power from more expensive sources, which includes additional generation costs.
As you can guess, people generally don’t ask questions when their bills are lowered with a credit. They tend to ask questions when their bill is increased. However, consumers can help the cooperative and in turn, themselves by curtailing their usage during the peak hours of the hot days of summer (approx. 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.).