Public Utilities Fortnightly Interview with BPU GM, Tim Maier
Business Leaders Discuss Renewable and Carbon Strategies What do a Zoo, a Life Sciences company and a City have in common? A need for renewable energy. In this episode of Video Roundtables Fortnightly, we talk to: Andy Savastino, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Kansas City, MO, Nathan Kimmerle; Site Director, Bayer Corp, Jeff Ettling, CEO, Sedgwick County Zoo, Tim Maier, [...]
Soldier Creek Wind Farm Now Live!
It was announced today by Evergy that their 300-megawatt wind-farm , consisting of 121 GE turbines, in north-central Kansas is now in operation. Read the release here. This announcement is excellent news for BPU customers as it means now they can claim that over 40% of their energy comes from a renewable source. In September of 2018, The McPherson BPU [...]
BPU Purchases Additional Wind Capacity
In September of 2018, the BPU announced that it would be purchasing 50MW of wind energy from a new wind farm in Nemaha County, known as the Soldier Creek Wind Farm. Read more about that decision here. Recently, the BPU was presented with an opportunity to purchase an additional 25MW of energy from this farm. Given the favorable aspects of [...]
McPherson BPU Purchases 50MW of Additional Wind Capacity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5th, 2018 Contacts: Tim Maier, BPU General Manager, 620-245-2515 Mark Wurm, BPU Assistant General Manager McPherson, Ks – Management at the McPherson Board of Public Utilities announced today that they have signed an agreement with their partners at Westar Energy to purchase 50MW of renewable Kansas wind energy from the new farm that is in development [...]
MIDC/BPU Host Energy Overview
On Wednesday 04/12/2017 MIDC and the Board of Public Utilities hosted a lunch and learn opportunity to help their commercial/industrial customers better understand their energy charges and what factors might influence their monthly energy bill. 13 people representing 7 McPherson businesses were in attendance. The McPherson BPU has been a valued partner to McPherson Industry and the McPherson Industrial Development [...]
Construction of the Kingman Wind Energy Center is Officially Underway!
On July 12th, 2016 Representatives from the City of McPherson and The McPherson Board of Public Utilities joined NextEra Energy and Westar Energy in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kingman Wind Energy Center. Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback participated in the event as well as company representatives, officials, and local land owners. NextEra and Westar couldn’t have picked a better day [...]