|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
Presented in Topeka to the Kansas House Utilities Committee
Kansas Energy Balance, 1960-1999, with Projections to 2007Figure 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).
Kansas Electricity Consumption, 1960-2000Figure 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).
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).
Figure 3b--The same information, presented as percentages of total energy consumed.
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).
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).
Figure 6--Kansas electricity production by fuel source, 2000 (EIA, Electric Power Annual 2000, vol.1, DOE/EIA-0348(2001/1), August 2001).
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).
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Updated Jan. 24, 2003