Southern Power has announced that its 200-megawatt Reading Wind Facility in eastern Kansas is now operational, Kallanish Energy reports.
The facility with 62 turbines is in Osage and Lyon counties in Kansas, said the company, a subsidiary of the Georgia-based Southern Company.
The project is Southern Power’s 11th wind facility.
It is the first to be validated as a carbon offset project under the Verified Carbon Standard Program through an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
The initiative is expected to annually offset more than 10% of the cruise company’s emissions.
The carbon offsets generated by the Reading Wind Facility are being sold to Royal Caribbean under a 12-year power purchase agreement. The offsets are certified with Verra, using the Verified Carbon Standard Program, a voluntary greenhouse gas program,
Southern Power acquired the Kansas wind facility in August 2018 from developer Renewable Energy Systems.
Southern Power has about 2,100 megawatts of wind power. Its wind facilities are part of its 4,510-megawatt renewable fleet with 41 solar and wind facilities operating or under construction.
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