On July 19, 2017, KMEA entered into the Asset Purchase Agreement with Dogwood Energy LLC for the purchase of 10.1% ownership interest (approximately 62 megawatts) in the Dogwood Energy Facility on behalf of five member cities. The Dogwood Energy Facility is a 650 MW (nameplate), natural gas fired, combined-cycle facility located in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Through this arrangement, the five cities were able to join forces to secure a life-of-unit, reliable and economic power supply resource for each of their communities. The project began providing energy to the five cities on March 30, 2018.

Participants Cities

Garden City

Gardner

Lindsborg

Russell

Ottawa

Dogwood Project

Chairman: Dennis Tharp, City of Ottawa

Vice-Chairman: Mike Muirhead, City of Garden City