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For Immediate Release
August 12, 2020
Kate Flavin


Commissioners Approve Renewable Energy Agreement with Evergy

(Sedgwick County, Kan.) –During its regular meeting, the Board of County Commissioner approved an agreement with Evergy for renewable energy services.

This agreement will allow the County to use renewable energy for multiple facilities including the Adult Detention Facility (jail), main courthouse, historic courthouse, Juvenile Detention Facility, Ronald Reagan Building, and the Extension Center.

“I’m excited that we are taking this step and harnessing this power that is so prevalent in our Midwestern skies,” said District 4 Commissioner Lacey Cruse.

Overall, the agreement allows for a majority (79 percent) of the County’s energy will come from wind power generated from the Ponderosa Wind Farm located in Oklahoma.

In the last five years, Sedgwick County’s average annual cost for electricity is $2.5 million. This agreement will provide approximately $60,000 to $79,000 in annual savings.

Commissioners spent several months last year reviewing commercial and personal renewable energy options in the county and reviewed options for renewable energy installations on County-owned buildings.