Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative Flips the Switch on Two 1MW Solar Fields to Bring Savings to Members and Produce Clean Energy.
5/24/2022 PRATT, KS —Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative commissioned two 1MW solar fields today in Kiowa and Pratt counties. The power generated by these solar fields will be enjoyed by hundreds of Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative members for years to come.
This project consists of 3,500 panels each and covers roughly 8 acres of land per field. Each system offsets 1,707 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Ninnescah Rural Electric alongside 11 other Kansas Cooperatives are leading the way in bringing clean, sustainable energy to the State and co-op members.
“We are appreciative of the relationships we have formed with Kansas cooperatives, we look forward to continuing to support the needs through further solar efforts as well as assisting and evaluating their needs for EV charging.” Says Derek Dyson, TPI President.
Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative General Manager, Teressa Miller, stated, “we are thankful for the opportunity to join with other Kansas cooperatives to bring this low cost, renewable power to our area to benefit our members. We appreciate that TPI understands the cooperative model and has partnered with us in this project.”
Work on the solar field began in 2021 and was completed in May 2022, after all regulatory and engineering approvals were issued. For the length of the 25-year-or-more agreement, the cooperative will purchase electricity generated by the solar field at a fixed-low cost. TPI owns and operates 100% of the solar array.