Energy


Federal Reserve “Beige Book” Reports on the Kansas City District

According to the Federal Reserve Bank, activity in the Fed’s Tenth District—Kansas City— was largely flat in recent months, though expectations remained mostly positive. That assessment is from the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book, a report produced eight times a year… more

Orange EV trucks OK’d for California vouchers

Riverside, Mo.-based Orange EV, a maker of “pure electric” terminal trucks, says it’s the first in its industry to win approval for California incentive vouchers of $95,000 per Class 8 Electric Truck. California fleets can save at least $95,000 per… more

Missouri Sun Solar growth recognized

Springfield-based Missouri Sun Solar continues to rack up recognition for its rapid growth. The company was ranked 156 in the 2016 edition of the Inc. (magazine) 5000 list. The Inc. 5000 list recognizes the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the… more

Entrepreneur buys stake in Cleveland Indians

Kansas City entrepreneur John Sherman has become a minority owner and vice chairman of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. Sherman joins the Dolan family, who will retain the majority ownership they have had since 2000. Financial details of… more

KCP&L opens first major solar-power facility

KCP&L on Wednesday announced the opening of its first major solar-power facility in the Kansas City area. The 12-plus-acre facility is located at KCP&L’s Greenwood, Mo., Energy Center, which also has a natural-gas power plant that’s used at peak demand… more

New tool set to finance energy-efficient upgrades

Homeowners in Jackson County will soon be eligible for long-term financing of energy-efficient upgrades to their homes through a unique public-private partnership.Renovate America, the leading provider of residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing in the U.S., and the Missouri… more

KCP&L Parent Will Buy Westar Energy, Kansas’ Biggest Utility, for $12.2 Billion

  Great Plains Energy, the parent company of Kansas City Power & Light, announced this morning that it had reached an agreement to acquire Topeka-based Westar Energy, the largest utility in Kansas, for $12.2 billion in cash and stock, including… more