Retail giant Target has agreed to buy 100 megawatts of output from an wind project in Kansas. Under the agreement, power from the 474-MW Solomon Forks wind farm will help offset the energy used at 150 Target stores in the area. Construction on the wind project is expected to begin and be completed next year. About a year ago, Target announced its first wind deal – to buy 40 MW of capacity from a wind project in Texas to meet the needs of 60 of its stores in the state.
- World abandoning coal-fired electricity
- “It’s purely economic. The plant guys tried everything they could to keep it open, but it was a money loser. In a competitive market, you’ve got to take these steps. This is a coal plant operating in a market that’s flooded with cheap natural gas.”
- Economics, not regs., are waging a war on coal
- Xcel Energy to retire coal-fired plants, increase renewables
- Coal-fired power plant jobs continue to fade
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