Entries by KMEA

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 […]

EMP2 Welcomes a New City

The City of Cimarron began taking power through the EMP2 group on May 1, 2019.   KMEA staff visited Cimarron on April 30th to On-Board the City.    During the On-Boarding, Tom Saitta reviewed KMEA’s Sharefile, Glance and MCG IAM systems.  Then, Jennifer Moore reviewed the City’s EMP2 billing and 2019 budget.  Additionally, Sam Mills updated the […]

Results of Member Services Survey

by Paul Mahlberg, General Manager As part of the Strategic Planning effort that is underway for our two agencies (KMEA and KMGA), potential new and expanded member services was identified as a strategic area of focus. With that in mind, a survey was sent out last month to each member city requesting feedback on which […]

“Electric 101” and “What is KMEA”

“Electric Utility 101” and “What is KMEA” are both introductory presentations that we have created to help tell the story of what KMEA is and how the agency benefits you as a Member. Over the past several years KMEA has seen a growth of new cities joining the Energy Management Projects (EMP’s). We also have […]

National Lineman Appreciation Day (April 18, 2019)

National Lineman Appreciation Day is a time to express our utmost appreciation to the great men and women that work so hard for us every day. It’s our honor to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and dedication of Electrical Lineworkers. #thankalineman The following is a video created by the Northwest Lineman College: