• The illuminated Kansas City skyline at night.
  • A group of children playing tug-of-war.
  • A street corner at dusk. The buildings are mostly glass and shine with light.
  • A man repairing a powerline from a lift.
  • A brightly lit cityscape. The highway in the foreground has white and red lines from long exposure of car headlights.
  • The Legends 14 movie theater, brightly lit. To its left is a fountain with lights shining under the streams of water.
  • Children's Mercy Park stadium full for a Sporting KC soccer game.
  • The front of a building illuminated in streetlights.
  • Two men looking at a computer.
  • A power plant that overlooks a pond.

The Power Of Community


Crews are working diligently to restore power from the outages resulting from the storm. We cannot provide an ETA, as each area is different. Our apologies, the outage map is down. Please call 913-573-9522 to report an outage. Remember to stay away from downed power lines and call 911.

Welcome to BPU

As a not-for-profit public utility, the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has provided safe, dependable water and electric services in Kansas City, Kansas, for more than 100 years. Today, BPU services 65,000 electric customers and 51,000 water customers, over approximately a 130 square mile area.

BPU’s primary focus has always been, and remains, the satisfaction of its customers and a commitment to the quality of life in the communities it serves. This has allowed BPU to be recognized as one of the top public utilities in the country.

  • Industry Leading BPU Exceeds 45% Renewable Energy Threshold

    With completion of the new Cimarron Bend Wind Farm in Western Kansas, BPU expects over 45 percent of its power generation to now come from renewable energy sources like the sun, water, and wind. From a capacity standpoint, BPU is well beyond the current State of Kansas’ Renewable Energy Standard goal of 15%, and will be three times the state’s goal of 20% renewable capacity for utilities by 2020.

    July 20, 2017
  • Popular BPU Summer Youth Program Stays Winning

    Since 1998, BPU has provided thousands of opportunities for Wyandotte County youth to work and/or receive job training skills through a variety of summer employment and training opportunities in the community. What started as a simple youth employment program has transitioned into a more diverse youth development and mentoring initiative.

    July 12, 2017
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