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August 28, 2015

Governor Brownback Proclaims Kansas Energy Week

Topeka - To highlight the abundant energy resources in Kansas, and the benefits of efficient energy consumption, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation that recognizes September 11th - September 20th as Energy Week in Kansas.

Energy Week coincides with the Kansas Corporation Commission's second annual Kansas Energy Expo to be held at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson.

Currently, Kansas ranks 10th in the nation for oil production, and southwest Kansas is home to one of the top-producing natural gas fields in the United States. In addition, roughly one-fifth of net electricity generation in Kansas comes from wind energy.

"The Commissioners and I are thankful to Governor Brownback for highlighting the importance of energy issues in Kansas with this proclamation. We hope to continue educating Kansans about energy at the Energy Expo during the State Fair, and beyond. We encourage all Kansans to visit the Energy Expo when attending the Kansas State Fair," said KCC Commission Chair Shari Feist Albrecht.

The Kansas Energy Expo will occupy nearly 14,000 square feet in the Ad Astra Pavilion on the Kansas State Fairgrounds. The Expo will be organized into five sectors: Transportation, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Utilities, and Oil and Gas.

Altogether, there will be a total of more than 30 interactive displays that make up the Kansas Energy Expo. The Expo will provide an opportunity for Kansans of all ages to learn about the state's vast energy resources and how those resources are harnessed.

The Kansas Energy Expo is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information about the Kansas Energy Expo, please visit www.kansasenergyexpo.com.