Victory Today and Yesterday
The Victory Electric Cooperative is your local electric cooperative. We pride ourselves in the service we provide to our members. Purchasing electric power from Victory Electric gives you membership in the cooperative and as a member, you have a voting membership.
Victory Electric was chartered June 1, 1945, and the first lines were energized in August 1947. Our cooperative’s name comes from the recognition of the U.S. and Allied forces’ victory at the end of World War II.
In the early days, the cooperative served parts of nine counties with just over 300 miles of transmission and distribution line.
Today, Victory Electric is headquartered in Dodge City in Ford County. We have more than 70 employees and provide service to more than 19,000 meters with 3,218 miles of transmission and distribution line in southwest Kansas. The majority of our service area is within the three counties of Ford, Gray and Hodgeman. The other counties partially served are Clark, Edwards, Finney, Haskell, Kiowa and Meade.
Victory Electric purchases electricity from three generation and transmission cooperatives (G&T’s): Sunflower Electric Power Corporation and Mid-Kansas Electric Company, LLC, both based in Hays, and Kansas Electric Power Cooperative of Topeka.
Our energy comes from a variety of resources including wind, coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, nuclear, black-start natural gas generators, and diesel peaking units. In addition, new coal, nuclear and wind generation projects are currently being considered. We are committed to developing generation capabilities in an environmentally responsible manner, while ensuring a reliable energy supply at a reasonable cost.
The mission of Victory Electric Cooperative is to provide a safe reliable service at a competitive rate, provide economic development opportunities and services for our consumers, and to ensure the financial stability of the Cooperative through the use of prudent business practices and the latest technology.
Victory Electric Cooperative's Employees and Board of Directors have derived a culture statement. It is based upon integrity, honesty, loyalty, accountability, with benevolence to each other and our consumers. In respect for ethnic diversity and a moral obligation, our goals are to cultivate and educate our fellow employees and board of directors to better serve ourselves and our consumers with intellectual wisdom. Our creed of fundamental beliefs guides us to accomplish our Mission Statement.