Citizens Financial and Ørsted have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA). Citizens Financial will purchase wind energy from Sunflower Wind in Marion County, Kansas USA.
The PPA with Sunflower Wind will contract 25.8 MW of the 200 MW capacity that Sunflower Wind will produce. Ørsted began construction in 2022 and the project is expected to begin generating power in 2023 – enough to power approximately 96,000 homes annually.
“We’re pleased to include Citizens Financial as a new customer to Ørsted and look forward to helping Citizen’s achieve their renewable electricity goals for many years to come,” says Ben Pratt, Senior Vice President of Markets & Revenue at Ørsted.
Over the lifetime of this PPA, Ørsted will generate more than 1.2 Gwh of renewable energy under the agreement with Citizens.
“The Sunflower Wind Project marks an important milestone for Citizens as we continue our journey to support a more sustainable future alongside our customers, colleagues, shareholders and communities,” says Beth Johnson, Chief Experience Officer and Head of ESG at Citizens. “We’re proud that this project will bring more renewable energy into the power grid and stimulate the local economy.”
Ørsted Onshore has an ambition to reach 17.5 GW in 2030 and aims to deliver approximately 1.5 GW of additional capacity annually whilst growing an energy portfolio consisting of wind, solar, storage and clean hydrogen.