Organized in 1957, Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is a consumer-owned, nonprofit corporation operated cooperatively by six rural electric distribution cooperatives that serve people located in nearly 35 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 more than 25 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 an additional 10,000 meters as wholesale power suppliers to cities and towns in the region. A substantial amount of electric power and energy is 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. Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is located in Holcomb, Kan., where it employs nearly 140 people.