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Gardner Energy | 1150 E. Santa Fe | Gardner, Ks 66030
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The Gardner City Council will be considering adoption of an Integrated Resource Plan for the City’s Electric Utility at its August 18, 2014, meeting. The Integrated Resource Plan will be reviewed by the City’s Electric Utility Advisory Board at its August 14, 2014, meeting. The City purchases hydro-electric power from the Western Area Power Administration (Western). The Energy Policy Act of 1992 requires all Western customers to file an Integrated Resource Plan.
A copy of the final draft of the Integrated Resource Plan, dated July 30, 2014, is available here for review and in Gardner City Hall at the Community Development/Public Works counter.
The public is invited to review and comment on the Integrated Resource Plan. Written or emailed comments will be received until the close of business on August 12, 2014.
Written comments can be submitted by mail to:
The Gardner Energy Center
1150 East Santa Fe Street
Gardner, Kansas 66030
Attn: David Greene
Comments can be submitted by email to:
Gardner Energy Mission Statement (Adopted June 2, 2011) : Gardner Energy will provide safe and reliable energy to our community at a competitive price while responding promptly to customer needs in a professional and courteous manner.
Gardner Energy Vision Statement (Adopted June 2, 2011): Gardner Energy is committed to being a vibrant and efficient utility recognized for providing exceptional service to a growing community while enriching the lives of our customers.
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As passed on November 17, 2008, Ordinance 2296 provides for the formation of an Electric Utility Board. This Board is responsible for planning, development, production, purchase, transmission and distribution of electricity by the City of Gardner. The Board meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers. They also hold a work session at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public. If there is a change in the location, date or time, it will be posted on the website in the News and Events section. Read more on the Electric Utility Board page.
On February 3, 2014, the City Council passed Ordinance 2444: An Ordinance of the City of Gardner, Kansas amending and repealing provisions within Section 3(a) and 4(i) of Ordinance No. 2296 relating to the authority of the Electric Utility Board to adopt policies relating to the authority of the Electric Utility Board to adopt policies relating to expenditures of funds and requiring expenditures of the City's Electric Utility to be in conformity with City Purchasing Policies, thus making the Board an Advisory Board.
Some of the electricity required to meet customer demand is generated by Gardner Energy with dual fuel combustion turbine units. The utility maintains and operates two rapid start peaking generating units at Gardner Energy located at 1150 East Santa Fe. Most of our electric needs, however, are met through energy purchases from outside sources. Faced with rising utility rates, Gardner Energy has begun generating its own power for use during peak demand periods.
Since going online in June of 1990, Gardner Energy has generated both power and substantial revenue for the rapidly growing City. Gardner Energy maintains its own electrical distribution system and resells power to its customers. By generating power to meet peak period demand, Gardner Energy is able to take advantage of lower wholesale rates. The utility has three 161,000 volt/12,470 volt substations (Sub #1 located at 1150 E. Santa Fe, Sub #2 located at Moonlight and East Santa Fe, Sub #3 1/4 mile north on Waverly and 167th Street).
The electric utility, created in 1918, consists of eighteen employees, who operate and maintain more than 103 miles of distribution line and four miles of transmission line. The Staff enjoys showing citizens interactive demonstrations, and appreciates the public's recognition of their vital work providing safe, reliable and affordable energy to the City of Gardner.
To read more about Gardner Energy and the Electric Utility Board, visit the Electric Utility Board page.