Electricity City of Kingman
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
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.
Definitions and further explanation of charges are listed in City Ordinance. Over 1,000,000 Kwh per month, see ordinance.
All Kwh per month at $ .118 each
First 500 kWh per month, at $ .112 each;
Excess of 500 kWh per month, at $ .1144 each.
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
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.