US utility Evergy has partnered with the City of West Plains in Missouri to implement a community solar energy programme.
The programme includes the development of 9.6MW solar facility which will power some 1,200 homes.
Jeff Hanshaw, City of West Plains Public Works Director, said: “We are excited to add solar to the energy sources that power our community. The solar project with Evergy will give us an opportunity to provide educational opportunities about renewable energy and provide rate stability for the future.”
Lloyd Jackson, managing director of Evergy Energy, added: “Evergy is excited to share our renewable energy expertise as part of our community-based solar partnership with the City of West Plains.
“The solar array will provide affordable green energy to the community for many years to come.”
The City of West Plains has partnered with the utility on the project as part of efforts to celebrate Public Power Week, to reduce carbon emissions and to secure the energy supply for its residents.
Evergy Energy will build, operate and own the solar project.