Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative
As of June 1, we can no longer accept payment via phone. To pay your bill 24/7 dial our secure pay-by-phone line at 1-844-210-8258. You can still come into the office, mail us a check, or pay online. This only impacts members who regularly call in to pay a bill over the phone using a card number or check.
On January 1, 2017, LJEC will consolidate with Kaw Valley Electric Cooperative to create FreeState Electric Cooperative, Inc. making the newly formed cooperative the largest rural electric cooperative in eastern Kansas, with 14,691 member-owners.
LJEC was incorporated in 1940 and now maintains 1,551 miles of line, serves over 6,800 members with 8,200+ meters in Northeast Kansas. In 2017 these numbers will double with the addition of a western district. The current LJEC headquarters in McLouth will become the headquarters for the East District of FreeState Electric Cooperative.
LJEC functions as a democratic, non-profit organization. We are controlled by our members who actively participate in setting cooperative policy and making decisions in the best interest of the cooperative. Unlike investor owned utilities, LJEC's profits are returned to our members in the form of capital credits. This will not change with the consolidation and formation of FreeState Electric Cooperative.
A new FreeState Electric website will be coming soon!