Evergy to build 9.6 MW of solar for city in Missouri

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October 11 (Renewables Now) - US power company Evergy Inc (NYSE:EVRG) announced Thursday it will build and operate a 9.6-MW solar array for West Plains, a city in the state of Missouri.

"The solar project with Evergy will give us an opportunity to provide education opportunities about renewable energy and provide rate stability for the future," said City of West Plains Public Works Director Jeff Hanshaw.

Addition details on the project were not provided.

The news comes on the heels of the company’s announcement it would begin serving customers under the Evergy name, adopted after the June 2018 merger between energy providers Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy. The company serves around 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri. Almost half the power it supplies to homes and businesses comes from clean sources, according to Evergy’s website.

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