Entries by KMEA

City of Ottawa is hiring Electric Production Operator I

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is recruiting for an Electric Production Operator I.  The Electric Production Operator I performs duties in the City’s electric generation and purchasing of power. The employee in this position is responsible for maintaining continuous and stable operation of the generators in the plant while monitoring the City’s connections with other […]

What does the Future of Energy Look Like?

Is this it? Is this the technology that will take us into the future of energy? A recently announced project in Utah will combine multiple technologies to produce energy free of carbon emissions. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has teamed up with Magnum Development to develop The Advanced Clean Energy Storage in Utah. Read more here.

Paula Campbell Set to Retire on June 28th!

Paula Campbell has been with KMEA for over 28 years and is retiring at the end of June.  Paula holds the position of Senior System Operator in our 24 hour operations. She began her employment with KMEA on December 25th, 1990 and her last day will be June 28th, 2019.  We want to Congratulate Paula […]

Appreciation Dinner

On May 22nd employees of the City of Anthony enjoyed an appreciation dinner. The City of Anthony was the host and Mid-States Energy Works sponsored a dinner to thank the City employees who worked on the Anthony Interconnection Project. The City was able to save a considerable amount of money on the project by providing […]

State-wide Operator Qualification (OQ) Plan is Final!

  The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires all gas operators to adhere to regulations of the OQ Rule.  Through the OQ Rule operators must develop an OQ Program, establish a covered task list applicable to their gas system, define the training and qualification requirements of personnel performing covered tasks on their pipeline […]

The Southwest Power Pool, “Then and Now”

Yesterday 28 people gathered in the City Hall in Garden City to hear a presentation on the Southwest Power Pool. Carl Monroe, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer spoke about the history of the SPP, where we are today and where the future of energy is taking us. Some of the statistics Carl used […]

KMGA Welcomes Jamestown!

The newest member of KMGA is the City of Jamestown.  Jamestown will begin taking gas supply on June 1st.  KMGA staff visited Jamestown on May 1st to meet with Jacob Thoman, Director of Utilities, and Jessica Presler, City Clerk, as a new member visit.  Gerry Stephenson reviewed KMGA’s invoicing process.  Dixie Riedel discussed additional services […]