For over 100 years, Liberty Utilities – Empire District has provided reliable, responsible and economical energy to the four-states region. The energy we provide today is cleaner than ever. Our focus on fuel diversity, efficiency improvements and environmental upgrades ensures we can continue to provide reliable, locally-sourced energy, jobs and other economic benefits for our region well into the future.
The addition of a new “combined cycle” power production process at Riverton is the first large-frame combined cycle unit in the state of Kansas. As part of a plan to comply with new standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Liberty Utilities – Empire District has retired two 1950’s era coal units at Riverton. The combined cycle addition replaced the retired coal units. Its high efficiency is helping hold down fuel costs for customers while lowering emissions and protecting the environment.
|Recaptured exhaust heat boosts output by 100 MWs or 67%||Replaces 1950's era coal units|
|In service May 1, 2016||Cost - $168 million|