Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is part of our current energy mix and an opportunity for our future.

Wind farmWe continually explore ways to broaden our sustainable strategy and comply with renewable energy mandates. Learn more about our balanced portfolio.

Wind Energy 

We were the first utility in the country to own and operate a commercial-scale wind facility in the state of Kansas with our 100.5 megawatts Spearville Wind Generation Facility, which is now 148.5 megawatts. We also purchase power from other wind energy providers. 

Solar Energy

Solar panels atop Paseo Academy can generate 100 kilowatts of energy while teaching local children about our energy future. We've also partnered with the Kansas City Royals to maximize renewable energy resources at the ballpark by installing a 120-panel solar system on the outfield canopy roof—the largest in-stadium solar array in Major League Baseball.

Nuclear Energy

KCP&L is a joint owner of the Wolf Creek Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in Burlington, Kan. that has the capacity to generate 1,200 megawatts of electricity. Utility companies often rely on nuclear power as a cost-effective way to provide reliable energy for base load generation. 

Biogas Energy

The three million tons of decomposing waste in St. Joseph, Mo.’s landfill continually produce methane, which our Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant converts into enough electricity to power up to 1,000 homes annually. We also purchase electricity from the Hampton Feedlot in Triplett, Mo., home to 2,500 cattle whose manure produces methane. With the help of an anaerobic digester to speed up decomposition, the biogas can generate enough energy for 200 homes.

Hydro Energy

We've signed a 10-year agreement to buy renewable energy from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District's three hydroelectric plants. This is the first addition of hydro power to our energy mix.

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Habitats and Havens

We’re committed to encouraging habitats rich in wildlife and vegetation in the native prairies, wetlands and forests surrounding our generating stations.

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Air Quality

We operate some of the cleanest and most efficient coal-fired plants in the country.

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Electricity Generation
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Energy Efficiency
One way we can ensure reliable and affordable electricity is by encouraging energy efficiency.
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Energy Saving Tip
Use window coverings to your advantage. In the winter, open them to take advantage of the sun’s warmth. When summer rolls back around, close shades and drapes to keep out the sun’s heat.