Currently, Winfield provides electric services for approximately 8,100 customers including residential, commercial, and industrial. The City of Winfield services and maintains 114 square miles of electric territory including rural areas such as the cities of Burden and Dexter and Strother Field Industrial Park.
Report a Power Outage
The City of Winfield is proud of our record of electrical reliability and service to our customers. However, sometimes storms, accidents, or other incidents out of our control interrupt electric service. When this happens, our crews focus on restoring your power as soon as possible.
In the event of a power outage, check first to see if your neighbors have power. If your home is the only one without power, then check your circuit breakers or fuses to determine if the outage is a result of a household problem.
Home safety tips during an electrical outage:
- Try to remember which appliances were on at the time of the outage and turn all of them off or unplug them. Turn off your furnace, air conditioner, water heater, and water pump as well, but leave on one lamp so you will know when power has been restored. Turning off your appliances keeps them from all starting at one time once electricity is restored. This could overload your electrical circuits, causing another outage.
- Do NOT open your refrigerator or freezer, unless absolutely necessary.
- Do NOT use a propane or charcoal grill inside your house.
- (During hot weather) Close all drapes and blinds on the sunny side of your house, drink plenty of fluids, and take your pets to a cool location, such as a basement. You may want to go to an air-conditioned public space to stay cool.
- (During cold weather) Use the heat from sunshine by opening blinds or window coverings in the daytime. Be sure to close them at night. Run a small stream of water from your faucets to keep your pipes from freezing.
- If you use a back-up generator, view generator safety tips.
Emergency Contact Information
We rely on our customers to inform the city of possible outages that are in their areas. If you need assistance or have any outage related question, please contact one of the phone numbers below:
If you see downed power lines, always assume that they are generated and that they are dangerous. Call 911 immediately and stay away from the area.
For Service Outages during work hours (7:00 am- 4:00 pm Mon-Fri): (620) 221-5600
For Service Outages after hours, weekends, & holidays: (620) 221-0404
Winfield's electric energy is supplied from a combination of locally-owned generation and purchased power agreements. As a member of the Kansas Power Pool, power supply agreements are held with KMEA, SWPA, OMPA, Nearman, OPPD, and GRDA, as well as, the City's own generation capabilities. The City forecasts daily load schedules upon the lowest cost energy available.
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Electric Solar Production
City of Winfield Solar Array Construction 2019
The City of Winfield, a community owned electric utility, recently constructed it’s first solar project—a 25 kW solar array. The project was funded in partnership with the Kansas Power Pool, a twenty-four member group of municipalities providing local public power to their communities.
The project is designed to be both an educational tool for area students and customers as well as a first step into the solar voltaic electric sector of the energy industry for the City. “We wanted to take this opportunity to make a strategic decision to learn more about this renewable resource as we move into the future,” said Taggart Wall, city manager. Of the twenty-four members in the KPP, seven members agreed to move forward with the installation of a solar project.
The City of Winfield is proud to be the first community in the KPP to have completed the installation of the system. The entire system was completely constructed by the skill and teamwork of City of Winfield employees with engineering completed by Zeemac, LLC. of Missouri.
The project, located on the grounds of the E. 12th Ave. Power Plant, produces equivalent energy to power four homes. The City is very excited to be able to have this added system up and running and to begin to evaluate the system with respect to the future of this technology in electric production.
In 2018, approximately 25% of the aggregate energy resources in the KPP were renewable. “Not only is this project a thoughtful and calculated strategic step forward for the City of Winfield, this is just another step of working for our customers to ensure that we continue to provide a diversified energy portfolio that is reliable and affordable,” said Gus Collins, director of utilities.
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The City, in partner with GridLiance, owns and maintains a 69KV transmission loop system that interconnects with Evergy transmission system. This transmission system feeds 5 substations that distribute the power throughout the City's service territory at 12.5 KV. The transmission and distribution systems are operated and controlled through a SCADA system that is manned 24 hours a day. A variety of secondary voltages are available to provide reliable service for our electric customers.
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Energy Conservation Links
Electrical energy conservation is an important element of energy policy. Energy conservation reduces energy consumption and energy demand per capita and thus offsets some of the growth in energy supply needed to keep up with population growth. This reduces the rise in energy costs and can reduce the need for new power plants, and energy imports. The reduced energy demand can provide more flexibility in choosing the most preferred methods of energy production.
By reducing emissions, energy conservation is an important part of lessening climate change. Energy conservation facilitates the replacement of non-renewable resources with renewable energy. Energy conservation is often the most economical solution to energy shortages and is a more environmentally benign alternative to increased energy production.
Click here to view the KPP Energy Website.
As part of its tree trimming program, Winfield Electric Department contracts professional line clearance services to prune all parts of the trees and other vegetation within a minimum of at least 10 feet of energized electric lines. By utilizing the proper tree trimming techniques, trees that normally would interfere with overhead electric lines can be trained to grow away from the danger zone. These directional pruning methods decrease the need for multiple return visits for tree trimming.
For additional information on the tree trimming program call 620-221-5600
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