• 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 Named Finalist for 2018 PR Daily “Corporate Social Responsibility Award”

    The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) was recently named a Finalist for the 2018 PR Daily “Corporate Social Responsibility Award”. This honor recognizes businesses and nonprofits that make a difference, and that display an on-going commitment to their community and the people that live within it. BPU was selected specifically within the Social Impact and Community Affairs categories.

    October 17, 2018
  • BPU Named “Company of the Year” Gold Stevie Winner by American Business Awards

    The Board of Public Utilities (BPU) was recently presented with the Gold Stevie Award for “Company of the Year – Large Utility Category” in the 16th Annual American Business Awards (ABA). The ABA’s are the nation’s premier business awards program, with a panel of judges recognizing BPU for its overall success as an organization and its ongoing commitment to the community it serves.

    July 6, 2018
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