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Welcome to West Central Electric Cooperative!
Your membership makes you a member-owner of West Central Electric Cooperative Inc., a service-oriented, non-profit business. To obtain service, applicants must first become a member of the cooperative.
To apply for membership and service, please contact either of our two offices between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday thru Friday to request a membership application.
· Higginsville (1-800-491-3803 or 1-660-584-2131)
· Oak Grove (816-625-8211)
If there has never been service at your property, a staking technician will meet with you to determine the best location for and the requirements of your new service. New services include installation of a main disconnect switch under the meter for services 200 amps and under. For larger services, equipment will be provided by the member. All members' wiring should be done by a qualified electrician and must comply with the National Electric Code.
Routine credit evaluations are part of the membership sign-in process for all new accounts. Everyone who signs up for membership, whether it is a first time member, or an existing member setting up a new service, will be subject to a credit evaluation to determine whether there will be a deposit due, and how much that deposit will be. If a deposit is required, the amount will be either $150 or $250, depending on credit evaluation results. Prospective Members who prefer not to divulge their Social Security Number to the Cooperative will be charged the full $250.00 Deposit. Members, who maintain a good credit history, meaning no more than one delinquent notice in 12 months time, will have the full deposit refunded.
When you move out, and another person moves into your residence or business, you are responsible for the electric bill until a request for transfer is made.
Reconnection Charge after Disconnection
Any account which is disconnected two times for nonpayment within twelve (12) months that does not have an existing deposit will be required to pay a $250.00 deposit in addition to any deliquent amounts, trip charges and late fees before service will be restored.
When You Move