• 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

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.

  • BPU Offices Closed for Memorial Day

    The administrative offices and customer service lobby of the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

    Although BPU’s business offices are closed on holidays, emergency service is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For power emergencies, customers should call (913) 573-9522. The water emergency number is
    (913) 573-9622.

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    May 23, 2017
  • BPU Issues Warning About New Scam Targeting Small Businesses

    The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) wants to warn customers and business owners that a new utility scam is targeting the Kansas City metro area.

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    May 12, 2017
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  • Extended Lobby Hours. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am to 5pm. Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 7pm.
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