KMEA has contracted to purchase a 37.5 MW share of the output from Nearman Creek Unit No. 1, a 235 MW, coal-fired unit owned and operated by the Board of Public Utilities of Kansas City, Kansas (KCKBPU).
KMEA schedules the Nearman power and associated energy to seven Nearman Project participating cities, in portions ranging from 2.5 to 12.5 MW. The agreement was amended in 1994, whereby the price was reduced and the basic term extended to 2020.
The Nearman Project supplies economical, base load energy to participants, who also benefit from the capacity credits associated with their Nearman shares.