KPP Offers Cyber Security Course To Members March 4, 2019 Wichita, Kansas The Kansas Power Pool (“KPP”), a member-driven public power organization which procures energy and transmission service for community-owned electric utilities across Kansas has announced its assistance with cyber security training courses to member cities. Fifteen Kansas cities have been participating in a five-week … Read more
Kansas local government and their utilities lost a key advocate as Robert (Bob) Peter of Ellinwood passed away last week following an accident at home. He worked tirelessly for the communities and organizations for which he served including Kansas Municipal Utilities. He was a strong supporter of public utilities both small and large and was considered a powerful voice of reason. His voice and his leadership will be missed.
Kansas House and Senate leadership has named the members of the Statewide Broadband Expansion Planning Task Force to determine a plan for evaluating and expanding access to Internet broadband in the state. KMU Executive Director Colin Hansen was appointed to the committee to represent municipal utilities. League of Kansas Municipalities Executive Director Erik Sartorius was also named to the task force.
Mayor David Alvey of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County was recently appointed the ViceChair of the American Public Power Association’s Policymaker Committee (PMC). The PMC is made up of 45 members, which include elected or appointed officials on the governing bodies of public power communities. Kansas is also represented on the APPA Policymaker Committee by Mayor Stan Luke of the City of Burlington.
The county zoning board is pursuing a plan for two new meteorological towers, which could lead to new wind turbines.
The proposed sites lie midway between Marion and Peabody, with one between 140th Rd. and Old Mill Rd., and the other between 100th and Mustang.
Kansas Electric Power Cooperative’s (KEPCo’s) Board of Trustees has selected Suzanne Lane of Topeka, Kansas, as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
Mark Chesney, General Manager and CEO of Kansas Power Pool was named to the American Public Power Association Board of Directors at the association’s National Conference last week. APPA members approved the nomination at the association’s annual business meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A proposed partnership between the City of Winfield, the Kansas Power Pool and transmission operator GridLiance of Irving, Texas, will help the city finance upcoming projects and manage the risks that come with owning its electric transmission facilities.
The Kansas Power Pool is considering a measure that would make it easier for member cities to take on community solar energy projects, a KPP representative told the Winfield City Commission on Thursday.
During the January 12 meeting of the KPP Board of Directors, Board members elected officers for the current year.