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BPU Takes Public Comment on 2019 Integrated Resource Plan

(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU), in accordance with Federal Regulation, 10 CFR, Part 905.11, is taking public comment and making available for review its draft 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) is a process that involves consideration of demand-side options in addition to traditional supply-side options in meeting the power needs of an electrical system. Such planning focuses on the need to seek and evaluate opportunities for savings of demand and energy in addition to evaluating traditional supply resources. It is an ongoing planning process that is updated as conditions, price costs, technologies and power requirements change. The object of such planning is to find a least cost solution which will supply customers the amount and quality of electric service they desire, while at the same time promoting the utility’s long-term financial health.

BPU is required by law to file an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, and update the plan every five years. As part of this requirement, BPU must also submit annual progress reports and the status of its IRP. The report being made available is the draft BPU’s 2019 IRP.

Public comments on BPU’s draft 2019 IRP will be accepted for 30 days from notice of this publication. Comments can be forwarded to the Settlement Analyst, Andrew Ferris, using any of the contact methods which appear below.

Paper print copies of the draft 2019 IRP are available to the public by request. To receive a print copy, please contact:

SPP Settlement Analyst
Board of Public Utilities
312 N. 65th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
Attn: Andrew Ferris

Electronic copies are available by submitting requests to aferris@bpu.com, and are also available on BPU’s website at the following link.


For additional questions regarding the draft 2019 IRP, please contact Andrew Ferris, (913) 573-6838.

About BPU
BPU’s water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today, the publicly owned utility serves approximately 65,000 electric and 51,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The mission of the utility and its employees is “to focus on the needs of our customers, to improve the quality of life in our community, while promoting safe, reliable and sustainable utilities.” BPU’s website is www.bpu.com.


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