An image of a construction zone, with an electric crew truck lifting a streetlight off of its base; in the foreground are removed streetlights in a trailer, awaiting removal. Midwest Energy Crews Busy on Hays Roundabout Projects August 31, 2020 One of the biggest construction projects in Hays in decades is well underway, and Midwest Energy crews are playing a big role in the… (more about ) Two men in bright green safety shirts and hard hats shovel dirt from the base of a power pole to perform an inspection.  Pole Inspections Minimize Storm Damage, Bring Improved Reliability July 24, 2020 A series of strong storms packing winds of up to 80 miles per hour blew through the Hays and Great Bend districts on June 21, causing… (more about ) A very large crane from Hess Services is rigged with yellow harnesses to hoist a skid-mounted substation onto a concrete pad.  Midwest Energy Installs First Skid-mounted Substation in Atwood May 28, 2020 On Tuesday, May 26, Midwest Energy took delivery of its first skid-mounted substation.  The new sub sits adjacent the existing Atwood… (more about ) Midwest Energy Encourages Having Payment Plans in Place by June 1 May 11, 2020 In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Midwest Energy on Mar. 16 announced it was voluntarily suspending disconnection of utilities for… (more about ) Midwest Energy Cancels Planned Vote on Natural Gas Rate Changes Due to COVID-19 April 06, 2020 Midwest Energy announced today it will not ask for its Board of Directors to proceed with a proposal to change natural gas rates while its… (more about ) Midwest Energy Suspends Disconnection for Non-Payment While Addressing COVID-19; Closes Walk-In Offices March 16, 2020 Midwest Energy announced today it will not disconnect residential and business customers for non-payment through May 15, 2020, while… (more about ) Member Meetings Scheduled for Proposed Natural Gas Rate Changes February 24, 2020 Midwest Energy is holding member meetings to discuss proposed changes to natural gas rates in three locations next month.  Meetings will be… (more about ) A photo of an electrical substation with steel structures and multiple transformers. Midwest Energy Invests Millions in New Infrastructure January 28, 2020 Midwest Energy has embarked on a major multi-year infrastructure upgrade program to replace its oldest infrastructure.   “We have… (more about ) Five men look at a zero-entry physical therapy pool at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville, Kansas, while one man explains its operation. Fall Community Fund Grants Announced December 02, 2019 Over the years, Midwest Energy’s Community Fund has distributed nearly $2 million in grant funds to educational, charitable and nonprofit… (more about ) A photo of three linemen in blue shirts, manually climbing to the top of a training power pole, and looking down waving from atop the crossarm.  Student Lineman Program Keeps Line Workers in Smallest Communities September 03, 2019 Being an electric lineman isn’t for everyone. The long hours and working in all kinds of climate conditions scares off many. A fear of… (more about )
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