KAMO Power has a longstanding Emergency Response Plan (ERP) designed to address pandemics like COVID-19 and has been working proactively to ensure it is prepared for any impacts of the global pandemic.
KAMO Power continues to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, protect employees and safeguard the bulk electric system. No negative impacts to delivery of electricity have occurred or are expected due to this pandemic. Our combined efforts from all facets of our three-tiered generation, transmission and distribution system will ensure the reliable delivery of electricity that members expect.
We do not expect any electric outages or other operational impacts due to COVID-19.
KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KAMO Power), with headquarters in Vinita, Oklahoma, is a Generation and Transmission (G&T) cooperative formed in 1941. KAMO is owned by and provides power supply resources for 17 member distribution cooperatives in northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri. KAMO is one of six G&T utilities that own Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI). AECI provides the electric capacity and energy needs for KAMO and the other five G&T's.
KAMO Power exists to serve the needs of its member distribution cooperatives by providing safe, low-cost, reliable power and additional services to its members. KAMO accomplishes this through its high voltage transmission network and communications system, qualified and dedicated personnel, planning, effective system operations, maintenance programs and an economic, reliable power supply.
KAMO's annual sales to member cooperatives exceeds 7.0 million megawatt-hours, which represents approximately over 300,000 member-owners. Revenues from these sales are used to cover KAMO's expenses. KAMO Power and its members are not-for-profit organizations; any revenues over costs are credited back to the member-owners. These credits are then returned as funds are available.
This partnership between KAMO Power, AECI and the five other G&T members of AECI creates a powerful network of high voltage transmission and generation resources over Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma and Southern Iowa for the benefit of our member distribution cooperatives and their member owners.