KJUMP

Kansas Joint Utilities Management Program (KJUMP) - A natural gas purchasing consortium that saves thousands of dollars for KASB members who currently participate.

The program is managed by our endorsed consultant, CenterPoint Energy. This is a simple way to gain significant savings and operational efficiency.

The Kansas Joint Utility Management Program (KJUMP) is a natural gas purchasing cooperative sponsored by the Kansas Association of School Boards. The KJUMP purchasing pool is managed by CenterPoint Energy, one of the largest independent suppliers of natural gas. It is not a supplier of natural gas but “pools” the natural gas needs of its members to realize savings in energy costs.

Contact KASB Risk Management for Additional Information

Rod Spangler rspangler@kasb.org
Assistant Executive Director KASB Risk Management
785.273.3600 ext. 332

The KJUMP purchasing pool is managed by CenterPoint Energy, one of the largest independent suppliers of natural gas. The duties of the administrator include:

  • Auditing and Bill Payment Services - Audits and pays all supply, transportation and distribution invoices and provides one consolidated billing statement for schools.
  • Risk Management Services - Manages the price risk of members in the pool by utilizing hedging and risk management tools and strategies to reduce volatility and price risk. 
  • Nominating and Balancing Service - Actively manages supply and demand requirements to ensure adequate supply and keep members penalty free.
  • Consolidated Billing - Pays all utility and supply invoices. Provides each member district with a single aggregated invoice that tracks savings monthly and cumulatively versus the utility cost of gas.
  • Customized Reporting and Budget Forecasting - Customized natural gas reports for members, including budget forecasts on expected natural gas expenditure.