BPU Hosts Free Solar Seminar for KCK Residents

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has a new Community Solar Farm Program opportunity available to residential customers in the Kansas City, Kansas community. To explain how this affordable program can benefit area households, BPU will host a free Community Solar Seminar on Monday, March 19.

The seminar will be held at West Wyandotte Public Library, 1737 N. 82nd Street, Kansas City, Kansas. Two sessions will be offered from 4:00 – 5:30 PM and from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Senior Vice President of Project Development Loren Williamson and Solar Developer Lindsay Case from MC Power Companies will address how community solar works, basic costs, utility bill credits, and how residents can access solar energy and avoid installation and maintenance. BPU’s David Allen and Andrew Ferris will also provide assistance to those interested in leasing solar panels.

Participants can look forward to learning about these topics:

  • How solar panels supply electricity to the average household
  • The benefits of Community Solar versus Rooftop Solar Systems
  • What participants can expect when they sign up to participate

BPU customers owning or renting a home or apartment are invited to attend. To reserve seating for the 4:00 or 6:00 PM session, contact David Allen at (913) 573-9922 or dallen@bpu.com.

 About BPU
BPU’s water department was originally created in 1909, and its electric utility was operational in 1912. The purpose of the utility, then and to this day, is to provide the highest quality electric and water services at the lowest possible cost. Today the publicly owned utility serves approximately 63,000 electric and 50,000 water customers, primarily in Wyandotte County, Kansas. The mission of the utility and its employees is “to focus on the needs of our customers, to improve the quality of life in our community while promoting safe, reliable and sustainable utilities.” BPU’s Web site is www.bpu.com.