Entries by KMEA

Johnson City Power Plant Visit

KMEA Staff met with employees of the City of Johnson City on January 31st.  Alan Schweitzer, Tyce McMillan and David Rohrenback took time out of their morning to visit with us about how the City is moving forward and replacing the aged power plant with two new CAT powered generators.  Tyce McMillan is set to […]

A Stop at Jameson Energy Center

KMEA Staff visited the Jameson Energy Center on January 30th.  Sam Mills, Managing Director, Electric Operation and Gerry Bieker, Manager, Member Services visited with Bob Arellano and Keo Boundpaseuth and toured the facilities.

KMEA Operations January 2017

In 2007 Gas Generation was on margin, meaning setting the price of energy, 75% of the time. Today Gas Generation sets the marginal price for energy just under 50% of the time.   This has been driven primarily by an increase in wind technology in the marketplace.   Wind Generation now makes up greater than 15% of […]

General Manager’s Report – Year in Review

2016 was an eventful year for your agencies and I wanted to hit on a couple highlights. We continue to grow in both agencies – 3 new members began taking natural gas supply from KMGA – the City of Burrton, the City of Russell’s power plant, and finally the City of Wellington’s power plant and […]

KMU Day At The Capitol

KMEA Staff attended the KMU Day at the Capitol event on January 17th. Colin Hansen, KMU Executive Director and Kimberly Svaty, KMU Legislative Liaison lead the event. Several presenters provided information on upcoming legislative action from a wide range of issues.

Northwest Cities Meet

Five Cities were represented from the Northwest corner of the state at a lunch meeting presented by KMEA and hosted by the City of Colby. This meeting was an initial meeting to discuss opportunities to work together to create efficiencies for everyone involved.  The group had a very good discussion and developed a direction for […]

City Visits

KMEA Staff visited the cities of Enterprise and Lucas on January 9th, 2017.  Paul Froelich, City Superintendent and Deana Payne, City Clerk with the City of Enterprise took time out of there day to visit with staff and view delivered documents.  Kay Mettlen, City Clerk for the city of Lucas also met with staff later […]

City Visits

KMEA Staff started out the new year with a tour up through the North and East part of the state.  Staff met with three cities on January 4, 2017. The day started with a meeting with Janel Huninghake, City Clerk for the City of Centralia and moved a few miles to the North and met with […]