Through long-term wind and solar contracts, City Utilities has been able to add renewable energy to our electricity generation mix. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, nearly a third of our generation mix came from renewable energy such as wind, solar, hydro and landfill gas. For the first time ever, City Utilities reached 45% renewable in FY 2020. Due to weather events, the price of fuels and energy from the market, our renewable portfolio will fluctuate year-to-year, but will remain close to the 40-45% mark.
What does this mean for you? This means your home or business is being powered by renewable energy every day…and you don’t have to do a thing!
City Utilities is leading this charge in the State of Missouri, which is good for our community, our environment, and it keeps our power affordable.
2021 Renewable Portfolio
In 2014, City Utilities added solar energy to its portfolio of locally-generated electricity, with a 4.95 megawatt solar farm. Customers can voluntarily choose to participate in this solar program and elect to have some or all of their electricity needs be provided by the energy produced at the CU Solar Farm.
Since 2009, City Utilities has been purchasing 50 megawatts of electricity from the Smoky Hills Wind Farm near Salina, Kansas. In 2016, City Utilities began receiving 200 megawatts of purchased wind energy from a wind farm in northern Oklahoma.