(Santa Barbara, California) Infinity Renewables entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) to sell wind energy from its Iron Star Wind Project, located in Ford County, Kansas. The wind energy, generated in western Kansas, will be delivered to MJMEUC customers in Missouri via the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a high voltage, direct current (HVDC) transmission line. The new infrastructure project is under development by Clean Line Energy Partners and will bring clean, affordable wind energy from western Kansas to customers in Missouri, Illinois and surrounding states.
The planned purchase of up to 200 megawatts (MW) from the Iron Star Wind Project represents the first offtake contract from what will eventually be an approximately 4,000 MW wind energy project located near Dodge City, Kansas. A total of 500 MW of low cost, renewable energy and capacity will be available to consumers in Missouri via a delivery station in eastern Missouri, including MJMEUC customers.
“We are excited to be working with MJMEUC to enable Missouri Municipalities and ratepayers to benefit from low-cost, domestic wind energy produced in western Kansas. Infinity has a long history of successful power project development in western Kansas, and we are proud of the jobs and investment our projects generate for rural communities. We look forward to the additional economic growth that will result from construction of Grain Belt Express Clean Line and the ability to deliver low-cost wind to various markets and further develop Kansas’s exceptional wind resource,” said Infinity Renewables CEO, Matt Riley.
The continued growth of wind energy in Kansas resulted in one of the lowest-cost sources of energy in the United States. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line will enable more homes and businesses to harness one of America’s strongest domestic, renewable energy resources.
About Infinity Renewables – Infinity Renewables is a leading wind and solar energy project developer, providing landowners and communities the opportunity to participate in renewable, affordable, domestic energy projects for nearly 10 years. Over 1,200 MW of Infinity-developed projects are now operating throughout the central United States.
Source: Infinity Renewables
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