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Who we are, what we do, and where we are located -
Founded in October 1909 as a part of Cities Services Company, The Empire District Electric Company is an investor-owned, regulated utility company, based in Joplin, Missouri, that provides electric, natural gas (through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Empire District Gas Company), and water service, with approximately 218,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. A subsidiary of the Company also provides fiber optic services. Empire has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange under EDE since 1946.

Some general information you might like to know (12/31/2015) -
Population of Service Area Over 450,000
Cities and Towns Served/Electric 119
Cities and Towns Served/Gas 48
Electric Customers 170,158
Gas Customers 43,639
Average Yearly Residential Usage (KWH) 12,881
Average Residential Price per KWH $0.1256
Average Commercial Price per KWH $0.1088
Average Industrial Price per KWH $0.0828
Employees 749
Owned Capability 1,280 MW
Purchased Capacity 86 MW
On-System Revenues (000) $565,934
Operating Income (000) $96,301
Net Income (000) $56,597
Earnings per Weighted Average Common Share(Basic) $1.30
Dividends Paid $1.04
Gross Plant (000) $2,601,592
On-System Electric Sales (mWh) 4,935,725
On-System Gas Sales (000) (Mcf) 7,783

Our highest demand -
The Company's electric all-time summer peak load is 1,198 MW and occurred on August 2, 2011. The Company's electric all-time winter peak of 1,199 MW was set on January 8, 2010. The Company's gas maximum daily flow was a volume of 73,280 Mcf on January 7, 2010.