Evergy Issues RfP for 1000 MW Wind Projects in U.S.

Highlights :

  • The American investor-owned utility with publicly traded stock has its headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, and in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Evergy claims to have outlined its plan to expand ownership of renewable energy and to retire fossil-fueled generation as the company works toward its 2045 target for net zero carbon emissions.

US electric services company Evergy has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 1 GW wind energy to supply the needs of its customers.

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The American investor-owned utility with publicly traded stock has its headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, and in Kansas City, Missouri. The company was formed from a merger of Westar Energy of Topeka and Great Plains Energy of Kansas City, Missouri, parent company of Kansas City Power & Light.

The RFP solicits bids for Evergy’s purchase of wind resources of up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) that will be in service by 2026. Projects that achieve commercial operation by mid-2024 and year-end 2025 will be given preference. Wind resources must be a minimum of 50 MW and interconnect to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), said Evergy. Siting preference will be given to projects located in Kansas.

Proposals are due by November 23, 2021. Response and contact information are available online at www.evergy.com/2021rfp. Proposals selected from the RFPs are subject to appropriate regulatory approvals.

Evergy has outlined its plan to expand ownership of renewable energy and to retire fossil-fueled generation as the company works toward its 2045 target for net zero carbon emissions. These wind projects would fulfill the plan to add up to 1,000 MW of wind energy by 2026 with projects that benefit from production tax credits, said the company.

Evergy serves approximately 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. The company claims to generate nearly half the power it provides to homes and businesses with emission-free sources.

According to financial information provider MarketWatch, shares of Evergy slumped 0.41% to $63.05 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of losses. Evergy closed $6.40 short of its 52-week high ($69.45), which the company reached on August 27th.

“Despite its losses, the stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE, +1.28% fell 0.83% to $80.99, Dominion Energy Inc. D, +4.53% fell 1.56% to $71.96, and Southern Co. SO, +0.83% fell 1.08% to $62.45. True Trading volume (1.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M,” said MarketWatch.

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