Who We Are

Who We Are / PCECPlatte-Clay Electric is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 26,500 metered accounts in Buchanan, Caldwell, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, Platte and Ray Counties, just north of metropolitan Kansas City.

Established in 1938 as a result of the Rural Electrification Act, today Platte-Clay is among the most progressive and fastest-growing electric co-ops in Missouri.

A commitment to technology enables the co-op to provide high quality customer service with a low employee-to-member ratio, which helps keep operating costs down.

The co-op has been recognized for its outstanding customer service in national customer service surveys, the American Consumer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Platte-Clay is part of the Touchstone Energy network of more than 600 rural electric cooperatives that together comprise the largest electric utility network in the U.S.

The rural electric cooperatives:

  • all together, are the largest electric utility network in the U.S.
  • distribute power over 2.5 million miles of line
  • are in 47 states
  • serve 75 percent of the U.S. land mass
  • own $130 billion in generation, transmission and distribution assets
  • serve members in 80 percent of the nation’s counties

The Touchstone affiliation allows Platte-Clay, and other rural electric cooperatives, to take advantage of national branding campaigns.

Board of Directors

To contact a member of the Board of Directors, please call 816-628-3121 or e-mail Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative, mail@pcec.coop and we will send your comment or question to the appropriate Board member.

The Platte-Clay Electric Co-op Board of Directors normally meets on the third Friday of the month, 9:00 a.m., at the cooperative headquarters located at 1000 West State Rd. 92, Kearney, Mo. The meeting date is subject to change.

Board of Directors Page


Pathfinder Banquet 2013 122Pathfinders are a diversified group of women PCEC members who serve as an advisory group to Platte-Clay Electric Cooperative and its Board of Directors. Their purpose is to develop, improve and strengthen the co-op through better member and public relations.

Pathfinders also act as informal ambassadors and share the information received from the cooperative with neighbors, helping to keep open lines of communications.

Pathfinder members serve on the Board of Director nominating committee to help select qualified candidates for director positions as well as the Focus Group, which provides feedback on co-op and industry issues. At times Pathfinders have lobbied for legislation that would affect rural electric cooperatives.

Pathfinders_Belle_crates 015A busy and involved group, the women assist with the annual meeting, open house and other community activities in which Platte-Clay is involved. The co-op hosts luncheons for the group, where they also learn about co-op products and services, new technologies and legislative issues facing the co-op.

Established in 1963, the Pathfinders celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013 in conjunction with the cooperative’s 75th anniversary. Membership is free and open to female Platte-Clay members.

If you are interested in becoming involved, please call 816-628-3121 or e-mail mail@pcec.coop

Focus Group

PCEC Focus Group Members

Co-op members serve on the focus group.

Platte-Clay Electric Co-op relies on a small group of members who meet quarterly in the evening to serve as a member-owner focus group. The members have an evening meal and discuss marketing plans and projects, provide feedback on activities, such as the annual meeting and other relevant topics. Each Fall, Platte-Clay begins to solicit members who will be representative of the co-op’s geographic area and demographics. To apply for the focus group, please complete the online form or download the form and mail to Focus Group, Platte-Clay Electric Co-op, PO Box 100, Kearney, Mo., 64060 or fax to 816-628-3141.

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Industry Contacts

Here are some of the cooperative electric industry contacts.
Click on the logo to visit their web site.

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Inc

TouchStone Energy Logo

Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives

Associated Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

Associated Electric Cooperatives, Inc.

National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association

National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association

Missouri Public Service Commission

Missouri Public Service Commission

Heartland Utilities For Energy Efficiency

Heartland Utilities For Energy Efficiency

Additional Links & Resources

Aviation Weather Center (NOAA)
Buchanan County, Missouri
Caldwell County, Missouri
Clay County, Missouri
Clinton County, Missouri
Department of Energy
FEMA Ready Kids – storm and natural disaster tips
Flood Information – National Geographic
Energy Information Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
FEMA – Tornado Information
National Lightning Safety Institute
National Weather Service (NOAA)
Platte County, Missouri
Ray County
Tax Credits – Consumer Energy Efficiency
Tornado Preparation
Winter Safety Tips