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

Lambert hails Benteke

first_img Benteke made an £8million move from Genk to Villa last summer and has so far scored 15 goals, forming an effective partnership with 10-goal Andreas Weimann. The Belgian has inevitably been the subject of speculation linking him with potential moves away from Villa this summer. Lambert said: “Will Benteke be coveted by a lot of clubs? It’s a hard one to say because he has only been here for a few months, less than a year. “I don’t know whether people will say ‘Let’s see how he does next year’, or do they go, ‘We’ll take a chance’. “I don’t think you can stop clubs from trying to make a bid for him. “I can’t stop that, but the fact is that the big lad has three years left (of his contract), he’s only 22, and he has been playing well. “They might take a punt. He has a few years left here. It’s not something I worry about. I know he has been playing well.” Lambert admits the winner of the prestigious award is likely to be one from Robin van Persie, Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez after their feats with Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool. But the Villa manager named Benteke when asked for his list of potential candidates for the final list from which the winner will be decided, saying: “Has Benteke an outside chance? I don’t know. He’s had a great season, Christian, but I also think the lad at Swansea (Michu) has had a great season. I think people will look at the big three, Van Persie, Bale and Suarez, to maybe get it.” Paul Lambert has pinpointed Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke as a candidate for the PFA Player of The Year award shortlist.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

What is the Market Value of Our Representative Edin Visca?

first_imgThe new season of the Turkish Spor Toto Super League will start today, and a total of 18 clubs will be fighting for a title with a total team with the market value of 848.1 million EUR.Member of BiH national football team and the player of Medipol Basaksehir, Edin Visca, is the 16th most expensive player in the Turkish league.According to the German portal “transfermarkt”, Fenerbahce has the most expensive team before the beginning of the season, and the players of this Istanbul team that will be led by the Dutch specialist Dick Advocaat, are worth a total of 134.05 million EUR.Right behind Fenerbahce on the list of most expensive Turkish clubs is its bitterest rival Galatasaray, whose players are worth a total of 106.05 million EUR.The current Turkish champion Besiktas is in 3rd place with a team that is worth 88.20 million EUR.Edin Visca is the 16th on the list of most expensive players of the Turkish league. His market value was estimated at 7.75 million EUR and he is the second most expensive player in his club, Mediapol Basaksehir.After a successful season and efficient preparations, Visca extended his contract with Mediapol Basaksehir until 2020.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more