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October 20 (Renewables Now) - US electric utility Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) is seeking to contract up to 1 GW of capacity from wind farms that will go online by 2026 to serve its customers in Kansas and Missouri.
A Request for Proposals (RfP) was issued on Tuesday. Interested parties will be able to submit bids by November 23, 2021.
While the targeted capacity has to be commissioned by 2026, Evergy will give preference to projects planned to enter into service by the middle of 2024 and end-2025. In terms of location, siting preference will be given to projects located in Kansas.
Eligible projects should have a minimum capacity of 50 MW and interconnect to the Southwest Power Pool (SPP).
The selected proposals will be subject to regulatory clearance, the utility noted.
The RfP is in line with Evergy’s plan to add up to 1 GW of wind power resources that benefit from production tax credits by 2026. Additionally, the company aims to expand its ownership of renewable energy assets and shut down coal-fired stations to meet its 2045 net-zero goal.