Evergy Pledges To Increase Wind Power — As Activist Investor Has Pushed

Is Evergy adding capacity without presently retiring existing fossil-fuel generation?

Evergy, the Kansas City-based utility, announced that it’s in the process of adding 660 megawatts of wind energy to its portfolio. Although the wind agreements were highlighted in a Thursday release, the company issued a request for proposals for these wind energy projects in December 2018 and began executing contracts in September. According to a separate statement from Evergy, the new capacity will serve customers that are enrolled in its Direct Renewables Program, which allows large commercial and industrial customers to access wind energy.

By Lily Lieberman. Kansas City Business Journal. January 30, 2020.

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