Scout Clean Energy Sells Western OK Wind Farm for $250 Million to Evergy

Colorado-based Scout Clean Energy, a renewable energy developer-owner-operator, and its joint venture partner Elawan Energy, a global operator in the renewable energy industry, announced they have completed the sale of the 199-megawatt (MW) Persimmon Creek Wind Farm (Persimmon) in western Oklahoma to Evergy, Inc. for approximately $250 million.

“The Persimmon Creek Wind Farm has been a reliable source of renewable energy over the last four years making it a solid investment for Scout,” said Michael Rucker, Scout’s CEO and founder. “We are excited to execute the sale to Evergy as it seeks to deliver carbon-free wind energy directly to their customers.”

Persimmon began commercial operation in 2018 with 80 General Electric turbines across 17,000 acres in Dewey, Ellis and Woodward counties. The renewable energy generated from Persimmon will serve customers in Evergy’s service area.

“Evergy continues to tap into the Midwest’s affordable, renewable energy resources to serve our customers,” said David Campbell, Evergy president and CEO. “Expanding our portfolio of owned renewable generation positions us to ensure customers receive the long-term benefits of these assets.”

Evergy is a utility company with 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri.

The sale is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023 and remains subject to closing conditions including regulatory approvals.