McPherson BPU General Manager updates City Commission on usage

By Nick Gosnell
November 03, 2014

McPherson Board of Public Utilities General Manager Tim Maier updated the McPherson City Commission on Monday on the usage report for the utility through nine months of the year.

Maier said the utility sold 678 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is up 1.17 percent from the same amount of time last year.

Total cost from Westar for the power continues to rise and is currently 4.26 cents per kilowatt hour, which is up 8.67 percent from last year.  

Residential sales were up 2.3 percent, commercial sales were up 3.9 percent and industrial was up eight tenths of one percent.

Cost for residential power customers was 7.5 cents per kilowatt hour, commercial 8.1 cents per kilowatt hour and industrial 5.1 cents per kilowatt hour.

Maier said the BPU is "still very competitive, but we do continue to see our costs change."

Total water sales were up 2.9 percent. Residential sales were up 7.36 percent, and commercial sales were down 1.39 percent.