Eleven KPP member public power utilities operate and maintain 46 generating units with a combined proven capacity of 183,242 kilowatts. Most of the generating units are internal combustion engines, however, some utilities also have steam turbines or pad-mounted internal combustion generators. Most of the internal combustion units are dual-fuel and can run on either diesel oil or natural gas. Some units operate on diesel oil only or natural gas only.
KPP Generation Ownership - Dogwood
The Kansas Power Pool owns 62 megawatts of the 650-megawatt, combined-cycle Dogwood Energy Facility near Kansas City, Missouri. The KPP acquired 42 megawatts in 2012 and another 20 megawatts in 2015.
Power Purchase Contracts
The Kansas Power Pool, through its own contracts and through contracts pooled by it members, maintains a diverse energy portfolio. In addition to the generating units noted under “Member Generation”, the KPP has as energy resources the following power purchase contracts:
With 37.5 megawatts of wind energy and more than 6 megawatts of hydroelectric energy, the Kansas Power Pool has compiled an energy portfolio comprised of more than 12% of its energy resources and more than 20% of its peak load in renewable energy.