Through a partnership with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) and primarily funded through a Department of Energy grant, the Kansas Energy Program (KEP) provides energy-focused education and assistance to small businesses, educators, and Kansas organizations and residents.
With these services, KEP’s goal is to encourage the development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and provide energy-focused STEM learning opportunities for Kansas students.
Despite being relatively new, the Kansas Energy Program actually has a long history within K-State Engineering Extension. Engineering Extension began in 1980 and has offered energy-related services since its inception. The program has enjoyed a partnership with KCC throughout this period and solidified its relationship with a formal contract in January 2016 to provide the services described above. This is when the “Kansas Energy Program” officially began.
You can learn more about the details of KEP’s services by going to the individual webpages: