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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 (12/31/2014) -
Population of Service Area Over 450,000
Cities and Towns Served/Electric 119
Cities and Towns Served/Gas 48
Electric Customers 169,328
Gas Customers 43,864
Average Yearly Residential Usage (KWH) 13,751
Average Residential Price per KWH $0.1212
Average Commercial Price per KWH $0.1088
Average Industrial Price per KWH $0.0821
Employees 751
Owned Capability 1,326 MW
Purchased Capacity 62 MW
Operating Revenues (000) $652,330
Operating Income (000) $99,999
Net Income (000) $67,103
Earnings per Average Common Share $1.55
Dividends Paid $1.025
Gross Plant (000) $2,541,582
On-System Electric Sales (mWh) 5,026,415
On-System Gas Sales (000) (Mcf) 9,052

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.