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Posted on: November 26, 2018

City to enter renewable energy agreement with Westar

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Westar Energy is now able to provide more wind energy to customers, because of an agreement they made with a 300 megawatt wind farm in Northeast Kansas. The utility provider has been approaching high-use customers across the state, including the City of Manhattan, to commit a portion of their annual energy usage to the green energy source.  

The City of Manhattan recently entered into a 20-year agreement with Westar where 50% of its annual energy usage would come from the wind energy produced in Northeast Kansas. This green wind energy would be held at a constant rate over the life of the agreement at 1.8 cents per kilo watt hour (kWh), saving the City approximately $50,000 per year on its energy bill, which powers all City facilities, including the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants.

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