Electric Rates

How has this small community lured so many big companies to rural Kansas? In large part, with incredibly low electric rates. McPherson industrial customers paid an average of only 4.6 cents per kilowatt hour in 2012.  Our industrial rate is one of the lowest of any community in the country, making the city a compelling option for any manufacturer looking to relocate or expand.

McPherson's favorable electric rates can be attributed to the municipally owned McPherson Board of Public Utilities, the city's power supplier. Having its own significant generating capacity, McPherson's interconnect agreement with Westar Energy has been extended through 2039.

Source: American Public Power Association Survey 2011 (latest available figures) 

Comparitive Electric Rates
  McPherson US Municipal US Investor Owned US Cooperative
Industrial 4.6 7.1 6.9 6.8
Commercial 6.8 9.9 10.4 9.9
Residential 6.6 10.5 11.9 10.7
Figures in cents per kilowatt-hour
             Source: American Public Power Association Survey 2012 (latest available figures)

 

Electric Rates

Billing Demand

Mult. Consump-tion Power Factor Demand KW KVA Total Dollars Billed Cost perKWH
1245 1200 532,800 0.9840 1.088 1,306  1,327 $25,390.43 $0.0477 
1424 480 534,720 0.9010 2.66 1,277 1,417 $26,961.72 $0.0504 
6114 4800 2,712,000 0.9890 1.071 5,141 5,198   $127,152.22 $0.0469
6893 3500 3,661,000 0.9050 1.932 6,762 7,472 $159,772.25 $0.0436