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Mid-Kansas Electric Company (MKEC) and Sunflower Electric Power Corp., headquartered in Hays, Kansas, are electric utilities operated on the cooperative business model. Each provides wholesale generation and transmission services to six member-owners, which serve in a total of 58 central and western Kansas counties. In 2018, MKEC, Sunflower Electric and Lightsource BP announced that they’d signed a 25-year contract for clean, renewable electricity to provide affordable, local energy for electric cooperative members across Kansas.

The agreement is for 20MW of large-scale offsite solar, providing enough green electricity to power 4,900 homes across central and western Kansas every year.  In addition to providing clean on-peak energy, the solar project will reduce loading on a transmission line that is nearing capacity, saving costs by deferring or ultimately cancelling the requirement for costly infrastructure upgrades.

  • 27MWᴅᴄ
    /20MWᴀᴄ capacity
  • 39,000
    metric tons of CO2 saved per year
  • 8,280
    fuel-burning cars taken off road (equivalent)

The Johnson Corner solar project, the largest solar farm in Kansas, will consist of 75,000 solar panels installed across 241 acres of land in Stanton County, 2 miles from Johnson City. The solar project will be 100% financed, built, maintained and operated by Lightsource BP – construction is expected to be completed in 2020.

  • 4,900
    central and western Kansas homes powered
  • 75
    construction jobs created

Information & Resources

We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our MKEC/Sunflower Electric solar project:

Download Information Leaflet

 

Project information from Sunflower Electric

 

Coverage

MKEC, Sunflower Electric Power and Lightsource BP are incredibly proud of this solar project, and the opportunities it will offer the organisations and the local communities. Find out more about the impacts this project will have below:

FAQs

We’ve received lots of interest in our Johnson Corner solar project, so we’ve put together a list of the most commonly asked questions, and their answers.

FAQs

Get in Touch

If you’d like to find out more about this project, email info@lightsourcebp.com, or fill out the form below. We aim to get back to you within five working days.