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Carthage Water & Electric Plant serves almost 6,000 residential customers and just over 900 commercial and industrial accounts with electric service. CW&EP's Power Plant located at the intersection of Third & River in Carthage, is rated a 35 Megawatt plant. This means our combination of 9 Nordberg & Cooper duel fuel engines can generate 35 Megawatts of electricity an hour. With our generation and a series of firm power contracts with companies like Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities and Southwest Power Administration, allow us to keep our reliable, low cost energy supply well into the future.

We have approximately 180 miles of distribution lines throughout Carthage that includes 162 miles of overhead line and 18 miles of underground line.

Electrical Safety Tips and Energy Conservation

Electrical Safety Around The Home
Conserve Energy By Planing Trees
Basic Pruning Guidelines
Animated Tree Pruning Guide




Contact Information

Electric Distribution Supervisor: Brian Potter
Electric Superintendent: Chuck Bryant
(417) 237-7300

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