Kansas City-based Evergy, a utility serving 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri announced it is seeking bids for more wind energy to supply its electricity needs.
The company issued a Request for Proposal seeking bids to purchase wind resources of up to 1,000 megawatts to be in service by 2026.
Projects that achieve commercial operation by mid-2024 and year-end 2025 will be given preference, according to the announcement. The company said wind resources must be a minimum of 50 MW and interconnect to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). Siting preference will be given to projects located in Kansas.
Proposals are due by Nov. 23, 2021.
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.