WEC Energy Group (WEC) and Invenergy have purchased the Jayhawk Wind project, including a renewable power purchase agreement with Facebook.
The more than 190 MW project, located in Crawford and Bourbon Counties, Kansas, will help support the tech company’s operations in the region.
“Establishing and growing strong relationships with the nation’s pre-eminent clean energy investors and power purchasers is fundamental to Apex’s core mission and to our ability to bring best-in-class renewable energy assets like Jayhawk Wind to life. Because of these agreements with Facebook—a valued Apex customer—and new partners WEC Energy Group and Invenergy, Jayhawk Wind will advance the new energy economy in Kansas and generate significant long-term economic benefits for the local community.”Mark Goodwin president and CEO Apex Clean Energy.
“We are excited to help bring this new wind project—our first in Kansas—to the grid in support of our operations in the region. At Facebook, we are committed to supporting our global operations with 100% renewable energy and helping accelerate the transition to renewable energy around the world.”Urvi Parekh, head of renewable energy at Facebook.
The purchase of the Jayhawk Wind project is part of WEC Energy Group’s $16 billion ESG Progress Plan—the largest five-year capital plan in the company’s history.
The Jayhawk facility is expected to be operational later this year, and will consist of 70 GE wind turbines totaling an installed capacity of more than 190 MW.