Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
We operate our businesses as three segments: electric, gas and other. The Empire District Electric Company (EDE), a Kansas corporation organized in 1909, is an operating public utility engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in parts of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. As part of our electric segment, we also provide water service to three towns in Missouri. The Empire District Gas Company (EDG) is our wholly owned subsidiary engaged in the distribution of natural gas in Missouri. Our other segment consists of our fiber optics business. Our gross operating revenues in 2012 were derived as follows: Electric segment sales* 91.7 % Gas segment sales 7.1 Other segment sales 1. ... More ...