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Two employees plant milkweed plugs in a field donated for pollinator habitat in front of the Thomas Hill Energy Center.
Collaboration is part of the co-op’s culture and extends to environmental projects too. Associated staff serves on the steering committee of “Missourians for Monarchs,” a collaborative group, and Associated has allocated 32 acres and funds to develop habitat for pollinators. In photo above, employees plant more than 2,400 milkweed plugs at Thomas Hill Energy Center. Photo courtesy of Rural Missouri.

We have a lot to offer ...

Several features make Associated one of the best generation and transmission cooperatives in the country, giving it an advantage in the competitive and challenging utility industry. A key advantage is our talented, skilled and diverse workforce that manages our resources for the benefit of our member-owners.

Did you know ...

  • Associated was one of the first and continues to be one of just a few three-tiered system of electric cooperatives in the country. 
  • We're one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation.
  • We own and operate more than 5,100 megawatts of diverse resources that serve more than 935,000 meters, or two million member-consumers. We also contract for wind energy and hydropower, bringing our resources to more than 5,580 MW.
  • Our system includes more than 10,200 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, as well as related substations.
  • Wind power – we were the first in Missouri and continue to lead the way.
  • We've won national awards for land reclamation and have a long history of environmental stewardship.
  • About 700 full- and part-time employees, and interns, ensure our success across the cooperative.
  • We're among the lowest-cost G&Ts in the nation.
  • We're financially strong and among the top-rated G&Ts in the country by three major bond rating agencies.
  • We provide the power that goes to 51 local electric cooperatives in three states.

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Three tiers - united by a common purpose

Find out how we serve our members at each "tier."