Electricity City of Kingman
(620) 532-3111
324 North Main St.
P. O. Box 168
Kingman, KS 67068-0168

Electric power in Kingman is provided by a city-owned utility. The power plant capacity is 25 megawatts and is manned 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The plant provides peaking and emergency power needed for its clients within its district.




History
W. S. Grovenor secured the franchise to furnish the City of Kingman with electric lights in 1905. The Kingman Light and Power Company plant was located at the East End of the millrace. The building still stands and is used for a barn. The generators were turned by water wheels. Two small gasoline powered standby units were available for use during periods of low water flow. The main generator produced 70 kilowatts and service was available from six p.m. until mid-night.

In the latter part of 1912, shortly after the city government was changed from council form to commissioner form, the question of buying the Kingman Light Company was put before the citizens of Kingman. Kingman's population at that time was 2300 and the bond issue carried 627 to 110. The original purchase price was $19,525.00 with additional improvements bringing the total price to $45,920.37.

Two steam engines were installed in 1913. Residential customers paid $.10 for the first 100 kWh used. Diesel engines replaced the steam units in 1927.

Over the years continued improvements have been made. The production facility presently contains 8 dual-fuel engine generator sets. City personnel installed the newest in 1992. It is a 6.3 kWh set combining the latest combustion and controls technology reducing both emissions and fuel consumption. This unit is the first municipal application of this model engine/generator set.
Electric power in Kingman is provided by a city-owned utility. The power plant capacity is 25 megawatts and is manned 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. The plant provides provides summer peaking capacity and emergency power for its clients within its district.




RATE STRUCTURE:
Definitions and further explanation of charges are listed in City Ordinance. Over 1,000,000 Kwh per month, see ordinance.
Residential
$8.50 minimum;
All Kwh per month at $ .118 each
Commercial
$25.00 minimum;
First 500 kWh per month, at $ .112 each;
Excess of 500 kWh per month, at $ .1144 each.
Larger Power
Demand Charge
First 60 kWh per month, at $4.12 each;
Next 40 kWh per month, at $3.93 each;
Excess over 100 kWh per month, at $3.12 each;

With a minimum demand charge of $247.20 per month.
Power Factor penalty at $4.12 each
Energy Charge
First 20,000 kWh per month, at $ .1091 each;
Next 980,000 kWh per month, at $ .0973 each;
$100.00 refundable deposit required on all rental properties.