Reliability

Tree Trimming for 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 [...]

March 4th, 2024|News & Updates|

Project Update: South Well Field

Progress is being made on the collection of projects known as the South Well Field (SWF) Project. BPU water and maintenance crews have been hard at work since kicking off the SWF project last spring. Construction on the new water treatment facility began minutes after the groundbreaking ceremony on June 15th, giving a home to [...]

BPU Restores Power to over 3,000 Customers After Severe Thunderstorms.

The first week of August turned out to be pretty exciting for BPU crews! The storm that affected the central Kansas region on August 5th disrupted power for over 3,000 customers. It also took out 14 poles on BPU's 115kv transmission line along 17th Street. Crews worked all night and day and not only had [...]

August 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

McPherson BPU Awarded with “Certificate of Excellence in Reliability”

The American Public Power Association (APPA) has awarded the McPherson Board of Public Utilities (BPU) with a "Certificate of Excellence in Reliability" for reliable performance in 2022.  There were 219 public utilities honored, the McPherson BPU was one of four in Kansas. Utilities that are subscribers to APPA's eReliability Tracker service are eligible to earn [...]

April 13th, 2023|News & Updates|

Tree Trimming For 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 [...]

February 28th, 2023|News & Updates|

McPherson Board of Public Utilities Recognized for High Reliability

The American Public Power Association (APPA) has awarded the McPherson Board of Public Utilities (BPU) with a "Certificate of Excellence in Reliability" for reliable performance in 2021.  There were 199 public utilities honored, the McPherson BPU was one of four in Kansas. Utilities that are subscribers to APPA's eReliability Tracker service are eligible to earn [...]

April 14th, 2022|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 [...]

April 23rd, 2020|News & Updates|
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