How Clean Energy Works for Kansas
Sep 11, 2024
Kimberly Svaty, Pol. Dir.;Advanced Power Alliance
How Clean Energy Works for Kansas

With more than twenty-five years of experience in public affairs, Kimberly Gencur Svaty is a nationally recognized leader in energy policy.  As a former board member at AWEA (now American Clean Power), Kimberly is a respected industry expert and a sought-after source of information in local, state, and national publications and news-form documentaries.  Kimberly began her work in the traditional utility space but in 2007 she formed Gencur Svaty Public Affairs and has managed the development of the clean energy economy in Kansas since that time.  When she took the helm of the Advanced Power Alliance in Kansas, there were only two operating wind farms in the state, and since that time the state’s clean energy footprint has added an additional forty-one operating wind farms, new solar farms, and an overall clean energy portfolio of more than eight gigawatts of electricity, making Kansas one of the largest clean energy states in the nation.  Kimberly was directly involved in every piece of policy at the state and local level influencing those projects during that time period.  During that same stretch of time, Kimberly also became the mother of four children and she and her husband raise them in Topeka and on their operating livestock and crop operation in central Kansas which provides a unique perspective into the intersection of energy, agriculture and water policy along with the challenges of further seeding the clean energy economy in rural areas to power more urban population centers.  Kimberly's roots and heart remain in Lenexa/Overland Park where her extended family still lives. She is a proud Shawnee Mission Northwest Cougar!