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Metering System Upgrade Coming Soon!

The McPherson BPU Is excited to announce that customers will soon receive an upgrade to their metering system. The BPU plans to install Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) equipment at all locations beginning in July 2020. Initially, the project was slated to start in June; however, due to shipping delays caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the [...]

2020-05-22T10:32:48-05:00May 21st, 2020|News & Updates|

Update: BPU’s Water Main Replacement Projects on Main Street

On April 9, the BPU reported on the water main replacement project currently taking place on Main street. If you missed that write up, you could read that here. Due to the efficiency of crews in completing their work on South Main, it was announced on Monday, May 4, that BPU water crews would proceed [...]

2020-05-06T14:12:23-05:00May 6th, 2020|News & Updates|

The McPherson BPU’s Electrical Reliability Success

Reliability has always been at the forefront of the McPherson BPU's concerns, and justifiably so. Any interruption of power is disruptive and costly for the customer. For benchmarking and accountability purposes, reliability metrics are tracked through the use of  American Public Power Association’s eReliability Tracker software. Their report pulls data from outage information reported by [...]

2020-04-23T11:29:16-05:00April 23rd, 2020|News & Updates|

The McPherson BPU Extends “No Late Fees” Announcement For Residential and GSS Customers

On Monday, April 20th, the McPherson BPU Board voted to extend their "no late fees" announcement which was made on March 20th. Read that release HERE. The extension will cover billing due dates for Residential and GSS customers from March 25th, 2020-June 1st, 2020. We are continuing to evaluate ways to work with our customers [...]

2020-04-23T11:02:04-05:00April 16th, 2020|News & Updates|

The McPherson BPU to Add-on to Existing Substation to Support JM Expansion.

On June 12th, 2019, Johns Manville announced its plan to build its new Climate Pro® line. Read that press release HERE To support the electrical needs of the new line, JM leadership requested that BPU design and construct two additional power feeds from the existing BPU JM 35KV Substation. Engineering and design efforts began shortly [...]

2020-04-16T09:42:58-05:00April 16th, 2020|News & Updates|

McPherson BPU Breaks Ground on New Mohawk Substation

April 7th, 2020, The BPU broke ground on their new 115kV substation along Mohawk Road, between Centennial and Maxwell. This project is part of the BPU’s long-range plan to meet McPherson’s anticipated need for more electrical distribution capacity due in part to expected industrial and population growth. McPherson has experienced a 37% rise in industrial [...]

2020-04-16T09:46:59-05:00April 16th, 2020|News & Updates|

Reinvesting In Our Infrastructure: BPU’s Water Main Replacement Plan

  The BPU takes great pride in both their electric and water systems. For this reason, they are continually reinvesting in their infrastructure and working on projects that keep both systems safe and reliable. On February 10th, 2020, the BPU Water Department kicked off its multiyear Main Street water main replacement program, which will replace [...]

2020-04-10T15:00:26-05:00April 9th, 2020|News & Updates|

Tree Trimming For Public Safety and Reliability

One of the qualities that enhances McPherson's "curb appeal" is its abundance of beautiful trees.  While most all agree that trees are great, tree contact with BPU power lines can cause power outages. For this reason, the BPU takes proactive measures to ensure electric reliability and safety for its customers by regularly pruning trees and [...]

2020-04-07T08:30:05-05:00April 6th, 2020|News & Updates|