Entries by KMEA

Hesston police chief receives Medal of Valor

HESSTON, Kan. (KWCH) Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder Tuesday was honored by President Donald Trump with the Medal of Valor for his life saving actions during the workplace shooting at Excel Industries in 2016 “The Medal of Valor is the highest national award for public safety officers and is awarded for exceptional acts of heroism, […]

KMEA Is Hiring

The Kansas Municipal Energy Agency is currently accepting applications through March 9, 2018 to fill a System Operator position. The System Operator position will be working shift work to cover 24/7 operations to provide energy management services to KMEA member cities. This position is located at the KMEA office in Overland Park, Kansas. Candidates must […]

That Darn Weather

By far the biggest cause of power interruptions in 2017 was weather events. With two major hurricanes striking the U.S. just weeks apart the power industry’s resilience was tested once again. The response in the field and the restoration of electric service to thousands of homes and businesses was amazing. Not wanting to be outdone, […]

Employment Opportunity

The City of Norton is seeking a qualified leader to be its next City Administrator. For more information, visit:  http://cityofnorton.com/2168/Employment-Opportunities

Employment Opportunity

The City of Chapman is currently accepting applications and resumes for the position of Journey Lineman/Lineman Apprentice Go to:  http://chapmanks.com/employment-opportunities/ for more information.    

What Will 2018 Bring?

2017 flew by and here we are starting a new year. The past year was an interesting time for the electric industry. The price of electricity, wind generation installation, solar construction, and the abundance of natural gas has changed the industry for the foreseeable future. The U.S. Department of Energy is looking to find ways […]

Can America’s power grid withstand a brutal winter?

  by Terry Jarrett Maybe you have to live in the Northeast — or even Southeast United States — to get the full effect. But right now, much of the country is struggling through brutally cold weather. It’s not uncommon to see temperatures down in the teens across much of the South. And record sub-zero […]

KMEA Staff and Members attend KMU Day at the Capitol

This year’s program featured: • Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer, • Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman, • Chairman of the House Taxation Committee Steven Johnson, and • Chairman of the House Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee Joe Seiwert. Members and Staff had the opportunity to meet with legislators over lunch and joined KMU for a legislative […]

John Sweet Retirement Reception

Staff attended a retirement reception for John Sweet on January 17th.  John has been the City Administrator at the City of Lyons since January 2002 and plans to retire March 30th.  Throughout the years, John has been a strong advocate for the City of Lyons, the State of Kansas and KMEA/KMGA member cities.  John will now […]