State Energy Resources Coordination Council

Kansas Energy Plan

Testimony given to the 2003 Kansas State Legislature on the State Energy Resources Coordination Council's report

by M. Lee Allison

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Lawrence, Kansas 66047-3726


Presented in Topeka to the Kansas House Utilities Committee
January 15, 2003; Electronic version created January 24, 2003
The original PowerPoint file can be downloaded (1 meg).


Kansas Energy Balance, 1960-1999, with Projections to 2007

Figure 1--Kansas net energy balance, 1960 to 1999, with projections to 2007. Positive numbers show energy produced in excess of consumption (exports), while negative numbers show energy consumed in excess of production (imports).

before 1982, Kansas exported energy; since 1997 deficit has grown

Kansas Electricity Consumption, 1960-2000

Figure 2--Electricity's share of Kansas energy consumption, 1960-2000. Since 1960, consumption of electricity, as a percentage of total energy consumption, has more than doubled (produced from data found in the EIA, State Energy Data Report, DOE/EIA-0214, various years).

current percentage of energy used as electricity is nearing 35%

Figure 3a--Since 1960, consumption of coal in Kansas has increased dramatically, from 2% to nearly 30% of total energy consumption. During the same period, the state's consumption of natural gas has declined from almost 60% to 30% (EIA, State Energy Data Report, DOE/EIA-0214, various years).

total energy consumed near 1,200 trillion BTU in 1999

Figure 3b--The same information, presented as percentages of total energy consumed.

coal and natural gas almost equal, with percentage of coal increasing

Figure 4--Electricity consumption as part of Kansas total energy consumption, 1960-2000. While overall consumption has remained relatively constant in the past 20 years, electricity consumption continues to grow. Note: electricity consumption for 2000 is estimated (EIA, State Energy Data Report, DOE/EIA-0214, various years).

use of electricity growing faster than total energy use

Figure 5--Kansas electricity consumption, system losses, and total primary energy used to produce electricity, 1960-1999. System losses include the energy lost in converting primary energy to electricity, as well as transmission and distribution losses (EIA, State Energy Data Report, DOE/EIA-0214, various years).

in 1999, 100,000 million kWh produced, close to 40,000 million kWh used

Figure 6--Kansas electricity production by fuel source, 2000 (EIA, Electric Power Annual 2000, vol.1, DOE/EIA-0348(2001/1), August 2001).

coal 73.5%, nuclear 20.2%, natural gas 6.3%, petroleum 0.9%, hydroelectric .03%, renewables .003%

Figure 7--Conversion efficiency of Kansas electricity (the ratio of electricity produced to primary energy used), 1960 to 1999. Note: in this figure, the years fall between the hatch marks (based on data from EIA, State Energy Data Report, DOE/EIA-0214, various years).

efficiency 29-30% during 1960s and 1970; risen to 34% in 1999

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