Wind and solar developer Infinity Renewables has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) to sell wind energy from its Iron Star Wind Project, located in Ford County, Kan.
The power will be delivered to MJMEUC customers in Missouri via the Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a high-voltage, direct-current transmission line. The infrastructure project, under development by Clean Line Energy Partners, will bring wind energy from western Kansas to customers in Missouri, Illinois and surrounding states.
“We are excited to be working with MJMEUC to enable Missouri municipalities and ratepayers to benefit from low-cost, domestic wind energy produced in western Kansas,” comments Matt Riley, CEO of Infinity Renewables.
The planned purchase of up to 200 MW from the Iron Star Wind Project represents the wind farm’s first off-take contract.
Riley adds, “We look forward to the additional economic growth that will result from construction of the Grain Belt Express Clean Line and the ability to deliver low-cost wind to various markets and further develop Kansas’ exceptional wind resource.”