Entries by KMEA

Labor Pooling Meeting in Goodland

Representatives of the Cities of Colby and Goodland toured the Goodland Power Plant and discussed the possibilities of pooling labor services for plant operators.  The cities continue to research the pros and cons of pooling and how it could impact each city and the region.

KMEA Offers Electric Distribution System Assessments to Member Cities

In 2016, KMEA contracted SEGA Engineering to complete Distribution System Assessments for the cities of Girard and Garnett in order to determine the value of the Assessments.  After reviewing the results, it was determined that these assessments were indeed valuable and could assist cities in determining problem areas, future projects and funding needs.   KMEA […]

EMP 3 Cities Meet in Neodesha

The February EMP 3 Meeting was held in Neodesha.  Along with the normal agenda items, EMP 3 member cities listened to a presentation by William Hiller, Maurice Moss and Aiden Smith from the Southwestern Power Administration providing information on 15 year contract renewals.

Natural Gas Industry – 2016 Review, Dixie Riedel

In the history of the natural gas industry, 2016 will be remembered as an eventful and record setting year. Excess natural gas at the end of 2015 and warm winter temperatures kept prices low at the start of 2016. The summer of 2016 reversed the trend as natural gas-generated electricity hit record levels and by […]

K.C. Wolf Visits KMEA

Dixie Riedel was the target of K.C. Wolf on Valentines Day!  Dixie’s husband Phil had a little something to do with K.C. Wolf delivering Flowers and Chocolates to her at the KMEA offices.  Of course, the entire staff knew about the surprise and anxiously awaited his arrival.

Dogwood Energy Facility Visit

KMEA Staff met with SEGA Engineering and Dogwood Energy Staff on February 9th, 2017. Steven Hilger, P.E. (NAES), Plant Manager provided a tour of the facility and gave an in depth report on operations.  The meeting took place as part of the “Due Diligence” process prior to KMEA entering into an agreement with Dogwood Energy. […]