Kay Electric

Electrician working at height with wires Organized in 1937, the Kay Electric Cooperative was formed by a group of area farmers who were committed to providing rural farms with electricity that the commercial power companies had previously neglected. Its mission stays true today, as the cooperative now provides dependable and quality electric service to more than 3,500 members across five Northern Oklahoma counties. As one of 26 electric cooperatives in the state, KEC is also member of the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives. Located in Blackwell, Oklahoma, the Kay Electric Cooperative’s electricity specifically covers the rural areas in all parts of Kay, Grant, Noble, Osage, and Garfield Counties. It’s service territory spans more than 2,400 miles of line, and services more than 5,620 meters from the state’s cities from Medford, to Perry, to Shidler, and finally to the Oklahoma-Kansas state line. After hearing about our GOES Energy Management System products from one of their clients, the KEC contacted our team in order to test them out. In March of 2010, the energy company placed the equipment on the line side of the customer meter in order to specifically collect data on the GEMS. As shown on the highlights of the chart provided by the KEC, the GEMS equipment passed the test, and showed remarkable reductions. A few of the key results from the test were:
  • Increased power factor percentages from 59 to 84
  • Reduced kW (real power) and kVA (apparent power)
  • Reduced energy consumption and costs
  • Voltage regulation
  • Extended equipment life