On July 19, 2017, KMEA entered into the Asset Purchase Agreement with Dogwood Energy LLC for the purchase of 10.1% ownership interest (approximately 62 megawatts) in the Dogwood Energy Facility on behalf of five member cities. The Dogwood Energy Facility is a 650 MW (nameplate), natural gas fired, combined-cycle facility located in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Through this arrangement, the five cities were able to join forces to secure a life-of-unit, reliable and economic power supply resource for each of their communities. The project began providing energy to the five cities on March 30, 2018.
Chairman: Dennis Tharp, City of Ottawa
Vice-Chairman: Mike Muirhead, City of Garden City