In September 2021, Ninnescah announced a unique opportunity to partner with 11 other Kansas cooperatives on a solar project. Ninnescah officially flipped the switch to link our two new solar farms to the grid on May 24, 2022.
Our first site is in Pratt County close to our BP substation and our second site is located south of Greensburg close to our Greensburg substation. While the rate per kilowatt-hour (kWh) is attractive, the reduction in our peak demand, beginning this summer, provides the biggest opportunity for cost savings for all our consumer-members in our 10-county area. More than 44% of our annual wholesale power is consumed from June through September.
Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) was chosen by Kansas electric co-ops in 2020 to provide solar-produced power for cooperative use. For the length of the 25-year-or-more agreement, the cooperative will purchase electricity at a fixed, low cost. TPI owns and operates 100% of the solar array.