Empire District Electric Company

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Empire District Electric Company describes itself as "an investor-owned, regulated utility company, based in Joplin, Missouri, that provides electricity, natural gas (through its wholly owned subsidiary, The Empire District Gas Company), and water service, with approximately 215,000 customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas." It has 1,255 megawatts (MW) of installed power generation capacity.[1]

Existing Coal Plants

Plant State Year(s) Built Capacity
Asbury Generating Station KS 1970, 1986 232 MW
Riverton Power Plant KS 1950, 1954 87.5 MW

Carbon Sequestration

Empire is currently seeking a Missouri Carbon Sequestration project with Ameren, Aquila, Associated Electric Cooperative, City Utilities of Springfield, and Kansas City Power & Light. The first phase began in 2006. The Department of Energy is providing over $2.5 million in funds, with the funding partners providing another 20% matching funds.[2]

Contact Details

The Empire District Electric Company
602 Joplin Avenue
P.O. Box 127
Joplin, Missouri 64802
Phone: 800-206-2300
Website: https://www.empiredistrict.com/

Articles and Resources


  1. "Fast Facts", Empire District Electric Company website, accessed February 2009.
  2. "Carbon Sequestration" Empire District Electric Company website, September 2009

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