RENEWABLE ENERGY

The power of community for the good of humanity



Wood Chips in wheelbarrow

It’s a simple saying: Leave things better than you found them.

Simple, but incredibly important. Especially when it comes to natural resources. That’s why BPU is committed to increasing the use of renewable resources whenever possible.

From the towering windfarms to glistening solar panels, hydropower plants and landfill methane gas plants, BPU has been working hard to harvest power in ways that severely lessen our impact on the environment. So much so, in fact, that BPU is now one of the ‘greenest’ utilities in America.

Today, 45% of BPU’s energy comes through renewable resources. That’s 300% of the Kansas Renewable Energy Standard goal.

Yes. That’s the power of community. A community we want to preserve and protect for decades to come.


See how BPU is using clean, renewable energy today to build a better future for tomorrow.

[Narrator] Our earth is one of a kind. But we must all work together if we want to keep it that way. Here at BPU, we believe it’s our job to help preserve the environment.

View of the globe rising on screen with a beautiful blue glow. Then a transparent BPU comes on the screen and covers a portion of the world.

[Narrator] And build a better future for the next generations.

Several children standing barefoot in the grass holding up the world, meaning we need to build a better future for the next generations.

[Narrator] Did you know 45% of BPU’s energy comes from renewable sources?

[Narrator] Like water, wind, solar power, and even methane gas from landfills?

This screen shows a pie chart with a globe in the center, then transitions to a map of Kansas City, Kansas, and a 45% segment of BPU’s energy comes from resources, like water (shows a dam with water coming out), wind (shows wind turbines on hilltops), solar power (shows the sun peeking thru clouds and shining on a solar panel), and methane gas (shows a trash bin with methane gas rising from it).

[Narrator] These are sources that are always renewing. They create energy that is cleaner and more sustainable.

Two white arrows on green background in the shape of a circle and turning, showing the four sources working with each other and renewing to create energy that is clean and sustainable.

[Narrator] The thousands of panels on our solar farm gather and store energy from the sun, and then harness it so that it can be channeled to individuals and businesses through Kansas City, Kansas to help reduce our carbon footprint.

View of multiple solar panels at BPU’s solar farm, shown with the bright sun shining down on them, creating energy. Close-up of the panels and then a field with long rectangular panels that are standing on the ground and leaning diagonally, catching the sun rays. Beautiful wispy white clouds pass by.

[Narrator] We also partner with Bowersock Mills in Lawrence as another renewable energy source. This plant creates clean, efficient hydroelectric power by using water.

A close-up of water splashing down, creating hydroelectric power. Bowersock Mills in Lawrence is a plant that makes hydroelectric power by using water.

[Narrator] Our wind generators are constantly generating and storing energy by utilizing the hundreds of wind turbines spread across southwest Kansas.

Shows large blue wind turbines with the blades turning. Two wind turbines out in a field of golden wheat. A view of an area of Kansas with multiple wind turbines with a beautiful orange and yellow sunset in the background.

[Narrator] And finally, BPU is also taking garbage and creating usable, clean energy.

[Narrator] We convert the methane gas emissions from a landfill into electricity.

A lady throws some trash in a garbage can with bubbles coming up to signify methane gas being captured from the trash we dispose of. The bubbles then travel into a tube on the screen, leading them to become electricity. Hand flips a light switch and the light comes on.

[Narrator] By making use of these readily available and clean forms of energy, BPU is taking a stand: A stand for a greener tomorrow. A stand for the future of our world.

A little girl is holding a water hose spraying the lawn. A group of high school students, all wearing their green shirts in support of a green tomorrow are planting a tree. A little boy smiling and running freely in the freshly mowed green grass.

[Narrator] At BPU, we stand for the power of community.

The BPU logo fades in with the Power of Community flying in below it.



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