• 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.

  • Moody’s Upgrades BPU to A2 Credit Rating, Stable Outlook

    The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) credit rating was recently upgraded by Moody’s rating service from A3 to A2, while its future ratings outlook was classified as Stable. The upgrade reflects, among other things, the municipal utility’s successful management of environmental compliance standards and the change in BPU’s energy mix, with a lesser reliance on coal and more dependency on natural gas and other renewable energy sources (e.g. wind, solar).

    March 28, 2018
  • 2018 Eagle Days Coloring Contest Winners

    The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has selected winners for the Eagle Days Kids Coloring Contest. Submissions were received from roughly 70 participants ages 12 and under in the Kansas City metro area.

    Visitors of the Eagle Days at Wyandotte County Lake event in January were invited to participate in the contest opportunity. This is the first year that kids could learn about eagles, owls, hawks and falcons, and enter a coloring competition.

    March 16, 2018
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