City of Augusta
Incorporated in 1871, the City of Augusta, Kansas is a full-service city with a population of 8,600 people. Augusta is a city of the 2nd Class and has adopted the Mayor/Council/Manager form of government. In this form of government, the City Manager administers the day-to-day affairs of the City under the direction of the Mayor and Council who set the policy for the City.
The City of Augusta’s electric system was established in 1913. Power Plant I was built in 1929 and expanded through the years with the addition of generators in 1939, 1949, 1951, 1956, and 1964 for a total capacity of 9,731 kilowatts. In 1968, the City built a new plant and installed two new 4,000-kilowatt generators. In 1981, the City added a new 6,000-kilowatt generator. In 2004, a 6,620-kilowatt generator was added, giving the City a combined total of 30,351 kilowatts of generation capacity. The City is interconnected with the transmission power grid by a 69,000-volt line, stepping it down to a distribution voltage of 12,470 volts. The capacity of the City’s interconnecting transmission tie is 28,000 kilowatts. The electric department services 510 commercial and nearly 3,800 residential customers. Augusta has been a member of the Kansas Power Pool since 2005.