Evergy announces plans to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent, add 660 megawatts of wind energy

Monday, February 03, 2020

Evergy, Inc. announced with Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly that it plans to add 660 megawatts (MW) of additional wind energy to its portfolio and reduce its carbon output by 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050.

As part of its plan to reduce emissions, Evergy expects to retire all of its coal plants at the end of their useful lives, continue to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency, operate the Wolf Creek Nuclear Station until its license expires in 2045, and add a small amount of natural gas generation if additional carbon-free generation does not become available.

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