On January 19, 2000, KMEA and the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) entered into a ten-year agreement for KMEA to purchase 39 MW of low-cost, base load power. In 2005, the contract was extended to April 30, 2026. GRDA is a state authority in Oklahoma, producing power from hydro- and coal-fired generation. After arranging for long-term firm transmission, KMEA began scheduling the power to 14 member cities on May 1, 2000.

Participating Cities

Augusta

Baldwin City

Beloit

Ellinwood

Erie

Fredonia

Gardner

Garnett

Girard

Hoisington

Holton

Horton

Larned

Lincoln Center

Neodesha

Osage City

Osawatomie

Osborne

Ottawa

Pratt

Russell

Sharon Springs

Sterling

Stockton

Wamego

Washington

Wellington

Winfield