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Evergy plans to add 1,000 megawatts of wind power by end of 2026

Kansas City Business Journal:

Evergy Inc.’s efforts to shift away from coal-fired power plants in favor of renewable energy sources got a boost on Monday.

The Kansas City-based utility released a request for proposals to purchase up to 1,000 megawatts of wind energy [PDF] that could be in service by the end of 2026 or earlier.

The RFP calls for wind generation projects with at least 50 megawatts each to be considered. It also lists projects located in Kansas as preferred, but the company will consider all projects that are able to connect with the Southwest Power Pool. (SPP is a Little Rock, Arkansas-based organization that oversees power distribution across 14 states, including Kansas and Missouri.)

In August 2020, Evergy (NYSE: EVRG) agreed to a five-year strategic plan that was designed to increase its reliance on renewable energy and increase its shareholder value. Driven by an activist investor, the company made some additions to its board.

[Andrew Vaupel]

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