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 nearly 63,000 electric customers and 50,000 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 Expands Communication to Neighborhoods, Joins Nextdoor

    The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced a partnership with Nextdoor,(, the free and private social network for neighborhoods, to increase communications with residents directly from BPU and get updates on key issues such as outages, main breaks and special events.

    August 17, 2016
  • BPU Urges Pokémon Go Players to Use Caution

    The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) is reminding players of the popular Pokémon Go game to stay far away from power plants, electric substations and other electric equipment. The augmented reality application sends players on the hunt to “catch” animated Pokémon characters that appear overlaid on a live scene viewed through a phone. As players move to various locations to find new characters, it is important that players stay aware of their surroundings and keep clear of electric equipment.

    July 19, 2016
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