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Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) has announced plans to purchase 400 MW of power from two new wind facilities in the Kansas City region. The company says the agreements will increase its total wind energy portfolio to 939 MW.

The first renewable energy facility will be built and operated by EDP Renewables near Waverly, in Coffey County, Kan. The second facility will be built in Holt County, Mo., and constructed and operated by Element Power. Each facility will be capable of producing up to 200 MW of electricity, and both are expected to be online and producing power by the beginning of 2016.

“These two new wind projects will nearly double the amount of clean, renewable generation in our energy portfolio,” says KCP&L President and CEO Terry Bassham. “This addition will be another step in diversifying our generation mix, which has already seen significant reductions in emissions from recent environmental upgrades made at several of our power plants.”

According to the company, these facilities will be economically beneficial to its customers over the lifetime of the 20-year agreements. While wind turbines cannot yet replace base-load generation like KCP&L’s larger power plants, the company says these wind farms will be a cheaper option to supplement base-load generation than purchasing power from other locations.



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