CU Adds Additional Wind Power
CU Adds Additional Wind Power to Renewable Energy Portfolio
City Utilities of Springfield has secured an additional 100 MW of wind energy from the 300 MW Diamond Vista wind project near Salina, Kansas. CU is one of three entities acquiring power and renewable energy credits of the wind energy through a long-term purchased power agreement (PPA). The Diamond Vista wind project, recently acquired by Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGNPA) from Tradewind Energy, is currently under construction with an expected completion date of late 2018.
Scott Miller, General Manager for City Utilities of Springfield said, “Our mission is to responsibly serve our customers and community beyond their expectations. The partnership with the Diamond Vista wind project will expand our renewable energy portfolio with another high-quality wind source. This positions CU to be able to provide low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible energy to the Springfield community for decades to come.”
The addition of this resource, expected to begin delivery in early 2019, will bring the total renewable energy portfolio of CU to approximately 40 percent of City Utilities demand for electricity.
About City Utilities of Springfield
City Utilities of Springfield (CU) is a progressive, community-owned utility serving 320 square miles in southwest Missouri since 1945 with electricity, natural gas, water, broadband, and public transportation services. City Utilities is overseen by a governing board composed of local citizens. Over 111,000 CU customers enjoy electricity prices among the lowest in the United States, the convenience of one bill for all utilities, and dependable hometown services delivered with a personal touch.
About ENEL (EGNPA)
EGPNA, part of the Renewable Energies division of the Enel Group, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 23 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. EGPNA operates around 100 plants with a managed capacity exceeding 4.2 GW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal and solar energy. In 2017, the company was the fastest growing renewable energy company in the US, bringing approximately 1.2 GW of capacity online. The company is currently the largest wind operator in Kansas and Oklahoma.