Western Farmers Electric Cooperative

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Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
Type Municipal Cooperative
Headquarters 701 NE 7th St.
Anadarko, OK 73005
Area served OK
Key people J.M. Shafer, CEO
Industry Electric Producer & Distributor
Products Electricity
Revenue $391.1 million (2007)[1]
Net income $14.1 million (2007)[1]
Employees 378 (2007)
Website WFEC.com

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative operates as a generation and transmission cooperative that provides electric services in Oklahoma.

As of December 31, 2006, it owned and operated 4 generating plants, including 2 located in Anadarko, 1 in Mooreland, and 1 near Hugo, Oklahoma; and owned and maintained approximately 3,600 miles of transmission line. The company has a combined capacity of approximately 1,400 megawatts.

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Anadarko, Oklahoma.[2]

Power portfolio

Out of its total 1,215 MW of electric generating capacity in 2005 (0.11% of the U.S. total), WFEC produced 63.3% from natural gas and 36.7% from coal. All of WFEC's power plants are in Oklahoma.[3]

Existing coal-fired power plants

WFEC owned 1 coal-fired power plant in 2005, with 446 MW of capacity:[3][4][5]

Plant Name State County Year(s) Built Capacity 2007 CO2 Emissions 2006 SO2 Emissions
Hugo OK Choctaw 1982 446 MW 3,545,000 tons 9,363 tons

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Consolidated Financial Statements, Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, Dec. 31, 2007.
  2. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, BusinessWeek Company Insight Center, accessed Sept. 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
  4. Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
  5. Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed Aug. 2008.

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