“Signing this agreement with the Diamond Vista wind farm is an innovative way to reach these goals while we provide further benefits for our community members.”
City Utilities of Springfield provides energy, gas and water to the citizens of the Missouri town, as well as a broadband connection, public transport, volunteering programs and educational opportunities.
Also founded in 1945 at the community’s behest, City Utilities of Springfield is still managed by a board of 11 townspeople appointed by the city council, and seized the opportunities offered by EGP’s PPAs to responsibly serve its 110,000 customers and their community.
“The partnership with Diamond Vista will enhance our renewable energy portfolio with yet another high quality wind source. This will allow CU to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to Springfield’s community for decades to come.”
Kansas’ “Sustainable” Wind
Operations at the Diamond Vista wind farm began in late 2018. The wind farm sits in Marion and Dickinson counties, Kansas, with a total installed capacity of 300 MW and a yearly forecasted production of about 1,300 GWh.
“Diamond Vista further proves our status as the favoured partner of clients that share our same commitment to promoting a future of sustainable energy. We take great pride in endorsing their green energy targets with an affordable and reliable power supply.”
The Diamond Vista wind farm will join five other EGP plants in Kansas, strengthening the company’s position as Kansas’ and Oklahoma’s leading wind power operator.
Decades of Green Energy
The agreements signed with TCEC and City Utilities of Springfield and with other major US corporations like Kohler Co and Anheuser-Busch are testament to the success of PPAs, a model that demonstrates its worthiness especially for companies and institutions that feature sustainability, innovation and the protection of the environment as their signature traits.
Sustainability is at the core of our business, carried out through the construction of environmentally-conscious renewable power plants, integrated and shared throughout the value creation process by EGP, abiding by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The structure and type of PPAs (on-site, sleeved and virtual) are identified based on the specific needs of each client to fully address their needs and strategies in order to seize the best market opportunities at stake.
The starting point for our contracts is in our power plants, built in total compliance with all the local communities involved. This is how sustainability evolves from being a mere answer blowin’ in the wind, to become a fully-fledged suite of solid, tangible and measurable actions.