Memorial established in honor of Bruce Marihugh

With the passing of our friend and colleague, Bruce Marihugh a memorial fund has been established in his honor directed to the Kansas Municipal Utilities Hurt Lineman Fund.

Laurie Brock becomes new Director of Accounting and Finance

Laurie Brock has joined KMEA as the Director of Finance and Accounting.  She began her career directly out of college in the public utility industry with Missouri Public Service in Raytown, Missouri, gaining experience in the areas of accounting, finance, mergers/acquisitions and risk management as it grew from MoPub into UtiliCorp United and finally Aquila.

City of Ottawa is Hiring

The City of Ottawa, Kansas is accepting applications for a Water Reclamation Facility Operator I. Under the supervision of the Water Reclamation Facility Superintendent, the Water Reclamation Facility Operator I perform skilled and semi‑skilled labor in the maintenance and operation of Water Reclamation Facility and lift station.  A combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.

Kay Forsen starts at KMEA

Kay Forsen was recently hired in the role of Energy Controller-Gas/Electric.

Garden City, Kansas, Buys T&D Facilities, Marking Final Major Step For Power System Revamp

Garden City, Kansas, recently purchased transmission and distribution facilities from a rural electric cooperative, marking the final major step that the city has taken as part of revamping the city’s electric system.

Texas’ Big Freeze: The 2021 Power Crisis and the Lessons Learned One Year Later

What has changed in the Lone Star State since the lethal Winter Storm Uri struck? Are recent improvements enough to keep the grid humming through a similar disaster?

City of Washington is Hiring!

The City of Washington, Kansas, is accepting applications for Electric Lineman. The applicant must possess a valid Kansas Class B CDL; HS Diploma/GED; and, if certified, must submit a transcript of completion of technical training in line maintenance, construction and safety, and a line apprentice program certificate.

KMEA Lineman Steve Porter at Work in Russell

After last months wind storm, crews from many communities and KMEA were called upon to assist the City of Russell make repairs to their system. This photo is of KMEA ‘s Lead Journeyman Lineman Steve Porter tying a line in late in the day.

City of Osawatomie is Hiring!

JOB TITLE:       Water Distribution Super                                              JOB TYPE:        Full-Time
REPORTS TO:  Utilities Director                                    STARTING RANGE:     $20.00-$24.00

Job Overview
Under general direction, plans, coordinates, conducts, supervises, and directs the construction and maintenance of the water/sewer services for the City of Osawatomie.

Need Metering Help?

Dave Klepper was the meter supervisor at Sunflower Electric Power before retiring and joining KMEA Mid-States as the Special Projects Technician in September 2020.
Dave can assist you with about any meter related issue.  He is particularly qualified for instrument related meter sets.  Through some of his most recent efforts Dave saved one city several thousand dollars by catching an incorrect multiplier.