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Evergy Scuttling Coal, Transitioning to Renewables (Ind. Report)
Date: 2021-05-03
In a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission, Kansas City-headquartered Evergy Inc.'s integrated resource plan reports the utility will retire its 487-MW coal-fired power plant in Lawrence by the end of 2023 and "nearly all" of its remaining coal generation by 2040 on its way to reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.

According to the release, within the next 10 years Evergy will retire nearly 1,200 MW of coal-based energy and add 3,200 MW of renewable generation including 700 MW of solar energy. (Source: Evergy, PR, Website, 1 May, 2021) Contact: Evergy, David Campbell, Pres., CEO, Terry Bassham, Pres.,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Evergy,  Coal,  Renewable Energy,  

Energy Efficiency Leader Redaptive Secures $156.5Mn (Funding)
Date: 2020-10-09
San Francisco-based energy efficiency-as-a-service provider Redaptive Inc. reports closing on $156.5 million in funding led by CarVal Investors. Existing investors CBRE, Engie New Ventures, Evergy Ventures and Linse Capital also invested in the company alongside CarVal. The new funding will be used to expand the company's energy efficiency offerings.

Redaptive enables energy efficiency retrofit programs without upfront capital and guarantees results using directly measured building data. Redaptive's guaranteed energy and cost savings, risk management, and program funding have enabled over $380 million in sustainability projects and a total energy reduction of 1.1 billion kilowatt-hours -- equivalent to approximately 778,000 metric tons of CO2 or 1.8 million barrels of oil consumed.

The company's offerings include energy-efficient lighting and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, including boilers, chillers and rooftop units. With this funding, the company will be able to deploy over $1 billion in new projects, according to the release. (Source: Redaptive Inc., Website PR, 7 Oct., 2020) Contact: Redaptive Inc., Arvin Vohra, CEO, 415-413-0445,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Redaptive,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency-as-a-service ,  

Evergy, Textron Aviation Ink Wind PPA in Kansas (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-03-16
Wichita, Kansas-based Textron Aviation Inc. is reporting a 20-year wind energy PPA with Kansas City, Missouri-headquartered Evergy, Inc. to meet nearly all of its electric power needs at its Wichita and Independence, Kansas, facilities.

Under the agreement, Evergy will provide 55 MW of energy from the 300 MW Soldier Creek Wind Farm now under construction near Manhattan, Nemaha County,. The wind farm is expected to come online before the year end.

Textron Aviation's electric power consumption is roughly equal to the power used by 22,500 homes. (Source: Textron Aviation, PR, 9 Mar., 2020) Contact: Textron Aviation, Brad White, Snr. VP, (316) 517-6000, Contact: Textron, (401) 421-2800,; Evergy Ventures, Terry Bassham, Pres.,,

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Evergy Ventures Inks 660MW in Onshore Wind Deals (Ind. Report)
Evergy,AEP Renewables
Date: 2020-02-05
In the Show-Me State, Kansas City-based Evergy Ventures reports it will expand its wind energy portfolio by 660 MW to 4535 MW with four new supply contracts in Kansas and Oklahoma.

The new projects include: the 199MW Expedition Wind facility being developed by National Renewable Solutions in Marion County; AEP Renewables's 128MW Flat Ridge 3 plant near Kingman and Apex Clean Energy's 193MW Jayhawk development in Crawford and Bourbon Counties, Kansas. The fourth deal is for 178MW of wind energy from an unnamed project being developed by a subsidiary of NextEra Resources, south of Liberal in Oklahoma.

Evergy notes these projects are part of its commitment to achieve an 80 pct reduction in carbon dioxide emissions below 2005 levels from its fleet of power plants by 2050. (Source: Evergy, AEP Renewables, renews, 31 Jan., 2020) Contact: AEP Renewables, Greg Hall, Pres., Evergy Ventures, Terry Bassham, Pres.,,

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SkySpecs Raises $17Mn in Series C Round Funding (Funding Report)
Date: 2019-12-23
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based wind industry operations and maintenance solutions provider SkySpecs reports it has closed a $17 million series C round. The round was led by McRock iNFund LP and other new investors including Equinor Energy Ventures, and Evergy Ventures, the non-regulated investment affiliate of Evergy, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and Westar Energy, Statkraft Ventures and others. To date, the company has raised $29 million.

SkySpecs automates the operations and maintenance of wind energy assets through robotics, predictive analytics software, and industry expertise to enable better decision making and a higher degree of transparency into operational planning over the lifetime of a fleet. (Source: SkySpecs, PR, 20 Dec., 20919) Contact: SkySpecs, Theresa Trevor, Media, (734) 413-7346X777,,; Evergy Ventures,; Equinor Energy Ventures,

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