Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunflower Electric Announces Wind Energy Contract

Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and Infinity Wind Power LLC have announced a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 104 MW of wind energy from Infinity's Shooting Star wind project, to be located near Mullinville, Kan. The contract was signed by Mid-Kansas Electric Co. LLC, which was formed in 2005 by five of Sunflower's members and a wholly owned subsidiary.

Infinity recently purchased the development rights for the project from Clipper Windpower LLC, which began development in 2001. It is expected to be operational by the end of 2012.

With the addition of this contract, the combined Sunflower system will have a net renewable generation capacity equal to 29% of retail peak demand, according to the utility.

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