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Jayhawk Wind Farm Starts Service

The 190-megawatt Jayhawk Wind Farm in Bourbon and Crawford counties, Kansas, has gone into commercial operation, according to WEC Energy Group. Jayhawk produces renewable energy that is sold to Meta, formerly the Facebook company, under a long-term deal. WEC Energy Group’s investment is projected to be $302 million, which will cover the 90 percent ownership interest as well as the majority of the tax benefits. The investment is part of the company’s ongoing ESG Progress Plan, which includes major investments in efficiency, sustainability, and growth.

“Our commitment to the Jayhawk project is yet another step forward in our complete goal to establish a bright, sustainable future, serve strong, lively customers, and expand revenues from our renewable energy portfolio,” said Gale Klappa, executive chairman. There are 70 GE Wind turbines at the Jayhawk site. The facility will be operated by Invenergy, which has acquired the remaining 10% ownership interest. Apex Clean Energy, a premier clean energy firm, created the project.

Jayhawk Wind Farm Starts ServiceCertain comments in this press release are “forward-looking statements” as defined by Sections 27A and 21E of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are based on current expectations from management and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ considerably from those projected in the statements.

Readers are advised not to put too much faith in these assertions. Statements about management’s expectations and estimates about investment amounts are examples of forward-looking statements. Actual outcomes could differ considerably from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors.

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