About McPherson BPU

Recently filed reports by the company showed a customer base of 8,804 customer accounts. Exactly 7,384 are residential customers, 1,401 are commercial accounts and 19 are industrial accounts. The residential electricity price for patrons of McPherson BPU is, on average, 7.59 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 42.78% below the average nationwide price of 13.26 cents. Of the 1,063,041 megawatt hours McPherson BPU sold and dispossessed, 92.48% were from retail sales. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 23,842 of them were produced by power production plants owned by McPherson BPU and 1,039,199 megawatt hours were procured on wholesale channels. The total revenue for the company for 2020 from electricity sales was $60,059,900, with 10.56% coming from sales to the wholesale electricity market and 89.44% from retail sales to end users.

The nationwide average monthly residential power bill is $117.93, while the McPherson BPU average is 34.99% less at $76.67 per month. Based on megawatt hours produced, McPherson BPU is the 27th largest supplier out of 162 suppliers in Kansas. With 3,560 megawatt hours produced from non-renewable fuel types, McPherson BPU is the 12th largest producer of megawatt hours from non-renewable sources out of 141 companies in the state Production by the supplier from natural gas totals 2,894.12 megawatt hours, which is around 81.30% of their total generation.

McPherson BPU Net Metering

Offering net metering to consumers is a win-win situation for McPherson BPU and any individuals who receive their electricity from the company. The purchase of solar panels and alternative electricity sources is often prohibitively priced for citizens. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell excess kilowatt hours back to the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable .

Energy Loss

Loss of electricity from heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is part of being in the electricity generation business. Suppliers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity infrastructure efficiencies. McPherson BPU reported a yearly loss of about 1.80% of the electricity that they transmit. This percentage of electricity lost results in them being given a rank of 171st best out of 3510 providers reporting energy loss in the United States.

McPherson BPU Rate & Electric Bills

McPherson BPU residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in December.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.078/kWh$0.076/kWh$84.21/mo.$76.18/mo.
137th7.59¢McPherson BPU's Average residential price per kWh
354th$76.67Average monthly electric bill for McPherson BPU's residential customers

McPherson BPU Overview

  • Company Type:Municipal
  • Headquarters:401 West Kansas Avenue
    McPherson, Kansas 67460
    United States of America
  • CEO:Tim Maier

McPherson BPU Contact

McPherson BPU Service

  • Outage Phone:(620) 245-2560

Quick Facts About McPherson BPU

McPherson BPU has the 587th largest total electricity production in the nation, producing 3,560 megawatt hours.

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Energy Loss

McPherson BPU's energy loss due to business operations.


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171 National Rank

McPherson BPU Energy Makeup

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McPherson BPU State Coverage

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Power Plants Owned by McPherson BPU

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
McPherson KS Natural Gas 3,02712,680,186.774,189.03
McPherson County KS Natural Gas 5337,090,863.0513,303.68

McPherson BPU Fuel Makeup

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Distillate Fuel Oil
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McPherson BPU FAQ:

What percentage of McPherson BPU’s electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuels?

McPherson BPU produces 100.00% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

How much is the average bundled bill for McPherson BPU customers each month?

Consumers of McPherson BPU pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $76.67.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with McPherson BPU?

McPherson BPU is associated with or owns 2 power plants.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for McPherson BPU customers?

McPherson BPUs current average bundled electricity rate is 7.59 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average Kansas bundled rate of 12.82 cents and the average nationwide rate of 13.26 cents.

Who is the CEO of McPherson BPU?

The CEO of McPherson BPU is Tim Maier.

What percentage of McPherson BPU’s electricity is produced from renewable fuel types?

McPherson BPU produces 0% of their electricity using renewable fuel types.

What is the phone number for McPherson BPU?

The McPherson BPU phone number is (620) 245-2515.

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-07