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The Garden City Electric Utility System is owned and operated by the City of Garden City, in southwest Kansas. The Utilities Division provides safe, reliable and affordable electric service to approximately 12,500 metered homes and businesses, by operating and maintaining reliable electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems. 

This division also constructs, operates and maintains 12 electrical substations, extends temporary and permanent light and power services and installs and maintains the city's LED street lighting system (3400+ throughout the community).

Reliable Public Power Designation

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    The Garden City Electric Department has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service.

    David Lynch, Assistant Director of Utility Operations at Marquette Board of Light and Power, Michigan and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designation on May 8 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in San Antonio, Texas. 

    The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Garden City joins more than 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

    “Utilities that have earned an RP3 designation demonstrate public power’s emphasis on achieving leading practices and providing a high level of service to communities,” said Lynch. “We are proud to welcome all utilities earning this recognition for the first time and to those renewing their designations.”

    “We’re honored to be recognized as a Reliable Public Power Provider,” said Garden City Public Utilities Director Mike Muirhead. “Our staff works hard to provide reliable service and RP3 recognizes our commitment to serving the community.”

    The American Public Power Association has offered the RP3 designation for the past 12 years. The Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 49 million people in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. 

    Contact Information

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    Cliff Sonnenberg - Department Superintendent

     

    140 Harvest Ave.
    Garden City, KS  67846

    Phone: 620-276-1290
    Fax: 620-276-1132
    Email: cliff.sonnenberg@gardencityks.us

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

    KentKent Pottorf - Electrical Engineering/SCADA Manager

    140 Harvest Ave.
    Garden City, KS  67846

    Phone: 620-276-1132
    Fax: 620-276-1283
    Email: kent.pottorf@gardencityks.us

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

     

    TylerTyler Patterson - Warehouse Manager

    140 Harvest Ave.
    Garden City, KS  67846

    Phone: 620-276-1290
    Fax: 620-276-1132
    Email: tyler.patterson@gardencityks.us

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

     

    Warehouse personnel use the MAPCON computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for inventory control of approximately 2,100 parts.  MAPCON is also used for purchasing, work orders, preventative maintenance, and asset management. 

     

     After Hours/Weekends

    Call Law Enforcement Center: 620-276-1300

     

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