Westar gets Kansas OK to sell green energy direct to businesses

first_imgWestar gets Kansas OK to sell green energy direct to businesses FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Topeka Capital-Journal:Westar Energy launched a new program this week that its leader called “a powerful economic development tool” that will allow businesses access to wind energy.On Tuesday, the Kansas Corporation Commission gave its stamp of approval to the Direct Renewable Participation Service. That opened the way for Westar to announce Wednesday that it had reached a 20-year agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC to purchase energy from a new 300 megawatt wind farm that is being developed in Nemaha County.“The KCC unlocked a powerful economic development tool. Many large companies want affordable green energy when they choose sites for expansion or new facilities,” said Terry Bassham, president and CEO of Evergy, which operates as Westar Energy and KCP&L. “We are harnessing Kansas wind to attract and grow Kansas businesses. Wind energy boosts our local economies starting with the new wind farm jobs and the lease payments to landowners hosting the wind farm all the way to the communities that grow as businesses choose Kansas.”The program offers businesses a way to meet their sustainability goals by tapping into Kansas wind energy, said Westar spokeswoman Gina Penzig. “There are a lot of large companies that when looking either expanding their facilities or looking at new facilities, they’re really interested in affordable, renewable energy,” she said, adding that having a direct connection to a Kansas wind farm offers a tangible opportunity for those companies.Businesses that participate will be able to claim a portion of the energy generated by the wind farm, to be called the Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center, as their own. The new program is aimed at large commercial customers, she said.“It provides a direct access,” Penzig said. “First of all, the pricing is based on the price agreed to with the wind farm developer. So they’re getting to see some of the great prices available from Kansas renewables today. In addition, they are able to tell their stakeholders that they have a direct piece of Soldier Creek Wind Farm in Kansas. They don’t have an ownership share, but there’s a portion of the wind energy produced at that wind farm that is dedicated to them and is going to their operations.”More: In the wind: Westar launches push to meet business green energy needslast_img read more

Aluko backs Jill Ellis for England job after Phil Nevillie

first_img Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThe Best Cars Of All TimeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World? Nigeria born former England international Eni Aluko has thrown her weight behind USA women’s coach Jill Ellis to replace Phil Neville when his contract expires as England women’s coach. Aluko who recently retired from football after showcasing her skills with Juventus ladies side .Jill Ellis led the United States to glory in the 2015 and was also on song last year when he repeated the fit in France, and Aluko believes she is the right man for  Three Lionesses job. Former USA coach Jill Ellis tipped for England job Emma Hayes and Casey Stoney have also been linked but the former Chelsea ace insist the forner USA coach who resigned last October after leading the USA women to a resounding victory in France stands tall among her peers. Neville’s deal was set to take in the Women’s European Championship, but UEFA’s confirmation of the tournament being delay until 2022 due to the coronavirus crisis means he will no longer be in the hotseat for it. “I think Jill Ellis is definitely the candidate that is potentially going to move this on and bring silverware to the England team,” the former England forward said on the Football Show on Sky Sports. “The England Women’s team now are at that point where they’re getting to semi-finals and now need to be getting to a final and winning it; winning World Cups, winning European Championships. Loading… center_img Aluko made over 107 appearances for England with 33 goals to her credit “The only person I think that is in the best position to do that, having won back-to-back World Cups, having won the Olympics with the US national team, is Jill Ellis. “I think she has that pedigree, she has that experience, she’s worked with some of the best footballers, elite athletes, in the world,” she said Aluko however sees a problem in FA wanting to invest the kind of money Ellis may ask for. “I think the only problem would be with Jill Ellis is the contract she’s probably going to command is going to be very, very high and it’s whether the FA are willing to invest that amount of money,” Read AlsoAluko named Aston Villa Women’s first sporting director Aluko who made over 107 appearances for England scoring 33 goals in the bargain played for over seven clubs in the course of her close to two decades romance with football. She last played for Italian side Juventus scoring 15 goals in 27 appearances. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more