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Westar Energy Inc., a Topeka, Kan.-based electric utility, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop up to 500 MW of electricity from renewable resources, including wind power.

The company is inviting firms to submit proposals wherein Westar would own the facility after development and construction. However, bidders may provide other options to the utility, including entering into an agreement to purchase electricity produced at the facility or other options bidders believe would be attractive to Westar and its customers.

"The technology behind renewable energy is developing rapidly," says Doug Sterbenz, Westar's executive vice president, generation and marketing. "We are hopeful that investment in generation fueled by renewable resources will prove beneficial to Westar Energy and our customers."

According to the company, the RFP requires that wind power proposals adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Kansas Energy Council. Proposals are due by April 2 - for more information, visit westarenergy.com.


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