Energy Management Project No. 1 (EMP1) was officially created in January 2006, by a set of agreements between KMEA and five member cities: Baldwin City, Gardner, Garnett, Osawatomie and Ottawa. In 2016 the city of Pomona joined the group and in 2017 the city of Prescott became a member.

Under the EMP1 agreement, project cities operationally combine their municipal electric systems to purchase electric power and transmission as a centrally dispatched group.  KMEA manages the power supplied from EMP1′ s resources, which include Buckeye Wind, Dogwood, GRDA, Marshall Wind, SPA and WAPA. KMEA began delivering electricity under the EMP1 on June 1, 2006.

Participating Cities

Baldwin City
Gardner
Garnett
Osawatomie
Ottawa
Pomona
Prescott

EMP1 City Representatives and Alternates

Chairman: Rob Culley
Vice-Chairman: Robert Mills
Secretary:

  • CITY
  • Baldwin
  • Gardner
  • Garnett
  • Osawatomie
  • Ottawa
  • Pomona
  • Prescott
  • REPRESENTATIVE
  • Glenn Rodden
  • John Krievins
  • Bob Mills
  • Osawatomie
  • Dennis Tharp
  • Dean Wineinger
  • Rolland Grigsby
  • ALTERNATE
  • Rob Culley
  • Gonzalo Garcia
  • Chris Weiner
  • Blake Madden
  • Dave Hunsaker
  • Pomona
  • Kevin Wood/Kathy Wood