City of Chanute Electric Production
The City of Chanute is a member of the Southeast Power Pool. We are proud to be a Southeast Kansas city that owns and operates our electric generation and distribution systems.
With the use of one 50Mw gas turbine, five dual fuel (natural gas and diesel) engines and two straight diesel engines we can produce 80Mw of electricity. This generation is above our city usage which allows us to provide power back to the power grid when requested. We have two 69Kv transmission lines supplying power to our three substations that step down the voltage from 69Kv to 12.5Kv. Those substations then distribute power through primary lines to supply our business and residential customers. We have infrastructure in place that will supply our future needs. We are also proud of the fact that we have one of the most up-to-date and well-equipped power plants in Southeast Kansas. We strive to supply our customers with the most reliable and trouble-free systems possible.
Power Plant Purpose
The purpose of the Power Plants is to generate and supply the City of Chanute with electric power when it is not cost effective, or is unavailable, from other sources.