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State of Kansas Eyes Taxing Energy Bills April 20, 2015 Dear Midwest Energy member, The Kansas state government faces some big challenges in balancing its books for the next couple of years.  The... (more about ) Cooperatives Work Together for $1.816 Million Loan for Hoxie Project March 30, 2015 Midwest Energy and Western Cooperative Electric today announced the award of a $1.816 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s... (more about ) Friendly signs welcome visitors to the city of Seward, located roughly 18 miles south of Great Bend in Stafford County.  Voters in Seward opted to sell their electric system to Midwest Energy in a vote that was certified on Mar. 25.  Midwest Energy Purchases City of Seward Electric System March 26, 2015 Residents of the city of Seward recently voted by a 3-to-1 margin to sell their city’s electric system to Midwest Energy, Inc.  On... (more about ) Midwest Energy Proposes Changes to Rate Schedule and Terms & Conditions February 27, 2015 Midwest Energy is seeking member comments on proposed changes to certain rate schedules and natural gas and electric Terms & Conditions. ... (more about ) A screen grab of Midwest Energy's new website. The screen grab shows Midwest Energy electrical lineman working on powerlines on a pole. Midwest Energy Deploys New Web Site February 03, 2015 Midwest Energy launched a re-designed web site Feb. 3, offering visitors an improved experience with an easier-to-navigate layout, and a responsive... (more about ) A technician from Schneider Electric turns a switch on an inverter, making the Community Solar Array Kansas’ First Community Solar Array Begins Production January 29, 2015 Midwest Energy’s 1.2-megawatt (DC) community solar array, the largest photovoltaic array in Kansas, entered service today and began generating... (more about ) UPDATE - Dig-In Cuts Gas Service to Bunker Hill December 29, 2014 The City of Bunker Hill is without natural gas service, after an excavator dug through a natural gas line serving the city just before 10 a.m.... (more about ) A technician is dwarfed by a Wärtsilä natural-gas powered internal combustion engine at Midwest Energy’s Goodman Energy Center in Hays, Kan. Midwest Energy is beginning a $30 million expansion of the facility in 2015, which will add three new engines and 27 megawatts of generating capacity to the facility. Goodman Energy Center Expansion Moves Forward December 04, 2014 Midwest Energy is moving forward with a $30 million expansion of the Goodman Energy Center in Hays, enabling the plant to accommodate load growth... (more about ) The NAES team that operates the Goodman Energy Center in Hays. (L to R) Doug Ford, Plant Administrator; Colt Surratt, O&M Technician; Luke Fox, O&M Technician; Mike Prindle, Plant Manager; Peter Schield, O&M Technician; Darryl Wellbrock. Goodman Energy Center Team Recognized for Superior Performance October 31, 2014 Wind turbines have become a dominant feature on the Kansas landscape, with many utilities, including Midwest Energy, taking advantage of wind... (more about ) Midwest Energy Journeyman Senior Division team members Mike Stremel, Operations Training Manager at Hays; Bill Nowlin, Line Foreman at WaKeeney, and John Horesky, Line Foreman at Russell, gather before competing at the 31st International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Oct. 18. The team would take 1st place in the competition, with the only perfect score among 24 senior teams from some of the country’s largest utilities. Midwest Energy Team Takes First at International Lineman’s Rodeo October 19, 2014 A three-man crew of Midwest Energy linemen from Hays, WaKeeney and Russell took first place at the 2014 International Lineman’s Rodeo in... (more about )
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