Energy


Transmission line to bring thousands in jobs, investment to Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana

Four states in the Midwest region of the U.S. including both Kansas and Missouri will see an increase in jobs and investment thanks to a recently approved Grain Belt Express transmission line. In the works for close to a decade,… more

Enfinite Capital, Diode Ventures sell solar development to international renewable energy company

Kansas City-headquartered Enfinite Capital and Diode Ventures have sold a Fort Bend, Texas solar photovoltaic project to international renewable energy leader ACCIONA, according to a Monday news release. With U.S. headquarters in Chicago, Spanish conglomerate ACCIONA develops and manages infrastructure… more

The 2020 Ingram’s 250

Time for some Ingram’s 250 math: What’s i250 x 5? If you came up with 1,250, hats off to your grade-school math teachers—their lessons clearly took hold. But with this being the fifth year of our recognition of the 250… more

Bulk of energy from Grain Belt Express to stay in Missouri

Original plans for the Grain Belt Express energy transmission line have changed following a battle to gain approval from Missouri and Illinois. As part of the original proposal, transmission line would run from Kansas to Indiana, however critics hoping to… more

Bassham to retire as CEO at Evergy

Terry Bassham, president, CEO and a director at Evergy, has decided to retire his positions at the company. Bassham’s decision shortly proceeds the creation and launch of a five-year Sustainability Transformation Plan released this summer. Bassham informed the Board of… more

Evergy, Inc. announces new five-year clean energy plan with Elliott Management Corp.

A new, five-year plan now being called a Sustainability Transformation Plan was announced by Evergy, Inc. on Wednesday, a plan that resulted from a review by a committee with Elliot Management Corp. Evergy’s plan is designed to provide a speedy… more

50 Kansans You Should Know: The Class of 2020

The 50 individuals you’ll meet in the following pages bring to an even 500 the number of Sunflower State residents from all walks of life who have been singled out for their over-sized contributions to business success, civic engagement, philanthropic… more

Oil Trades at Lowest Rates in History

The oil industry is among those feeling pain due to COVID-19, and futures prices have dropped to below zero for the first time ever in history. The West Texas Intermediate fell to negative $37.63 per barrel for May, which means… more

Tallgrass Shareholders Approve $4B Buyout

One of the biggest deals of 2019 has closed. Shareholders of Leawood-based Tallgrass Energy, LP, have approved the $4-billion sale of the company to private-equity giant Blackstone, Spain-based energy corporation Enagas and other interests. The investors paid $22.45 each for… more

Ferrellgas Raising $700 Million Via Notes

Coming off a year when revenues fell 18.75 percent, Ferrellgas, L.P. has announced two offers for a combined $700 million in senior secured first-lien notes that will earn 10 percent through their 2025 maturation dates. Last week, the nation's second-largest… more