Entries by KMEA Staff

Cyberattacks Shut Down Four Gas Pipeline Systems

  Many of us have been victims, in one form or another, of electronic attacks on our credit cards, debit cards or various other forms of personal information. Just this week my debit card information was skimmed and used to make several purchases before the card was cancelled. Computer hackers from all over the world […]

KMEA Closes on Dogwood Energy Facility Purchase

Thursday was an exciting day for KMEA. KMEA General Manager Paul Mahlberg and Dogwood Energy Vice President Dave Strong congratulate each other as they signed the contract for the sale of approximately 62 megawatts of the Dogwood Energy Facility to KMEA. The Dogwood Project will provide capacity and energy to five KMEA member cities; Garden […]

Dogwood Tour

On October 16th representatives from the City of Garden City and the City of Russell along with KMEA staff members participated in a tour of the Dogwood Energy Facility. The Cities of Garden City, Gardner, Lindsborg, Ottawa and Russell have approved their cities’ participation in the Dogwood Project. KMEA is currently in the process of purchasing […]

The Chairs?

The Chairs came to life at the 2016 KMEA Annual Conference.  Winning tickets were placed under chairs ahead of the Awards Banquet and four lucky individuals chose the right place to sit and won some great prizes!

Marshall Wind Farm Tour

On  Tuesday the EMP1 members who take energy from Marshall Wind Farm were provided a tour by members of BHE Renewables and the onsite Vestas manager. The group listened to a presentation of the layout and various statistics of the wind farm before visiting the control room. The automation of the turbines is very advanced […]

Unique Advertising for “Farm City Days” in Iola

Gerry Bieker, Manager of Member Services could not pass up sharing “Farm City Days” in Iola. The Angry Bird themed Event is advertised locally with these impressive “Home Grown” Birds.  “Farm City Days” has been an ongoing event for many years in Iola according to Corey Schinstock, Iola Assistant City Administrator. The event includes a […]

KMEA Staff Visits Eudora and Iola

KMEA Staff visited the cities of Eudora and Iola on Thursday September 29th.  Member Services met with Mike Hutto, Director of Public Works for Eudora first thing in the morning and Sid Fleming, City Administrator and Corey Schinstock, Assistant City Administrator later in the day in Iola.

KMEA Staff Visits Chapman and Enterprise

KMEA Staff visited the cities of Chapman and Enterprise on Wednesday September 28th.  Jay Newton, Interim City Administrator, Bobby Kamm, Public Works Director and the Staff for Chapman as well as Paul Froelich, City Superintendent for Enterprise took time out of their schedules to visit with us about a wide array of topics including the upcoming […]

KMEA Annual Conference- Register today!

The KMEA Annual Conference November 3- 4 2016  is just around the corner. It’s not too late to register! We are kicking off the conference with the KMGA and KMEA Board of Directors meetings, which start on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:30 a.m. Registration will run from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. We are excited to […]