Energy


Panasonic in DeSoto: And So It Begins . . .

Gov. Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov. David Toland flanked Kazuo Tadanobu, president and CEO of Panasonic Energy of North America, and other dignitaries as the dirt began to fly on the battery-plant construction site.   Public officials, local dignitaries, economic-development… more

Meta Goes Mega With KC Data Center

Meta Platforms, the company most everyone on the planet still knows as Facebook, announced today that it would spend $800 million to occupy nearly 1 million square feet of space in a Northland data-center complex. Company officials, along with state… more

Grain Belt Express progress on slow roll

The Grain Belt Express is starting to acquire land along its route spanning across nearly the width of both states. Despite the start, landowners, local officials and some Missouri lawmakers continue to push back, arguing the project will be destructive… more

Savion sells $264M solar project

Kansas City-based Savion LLC sold the 260-megawatt Brazoria West Solar Project in Texas to S&B USA for an undisclosed amount. Savion planned the project and got it ready for construction, which will begin in the next month or two at… more

Ferrellgas completes terms of prepackaged bankruptcy plan

Ferrellgas Partners LP has successfully completed the terms of a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan that have allowed the company to remain an employee-owned enterprise. Ferrellgas Partners is a holding company for its propane businesses. Operating partnership Ferrellgas LP was… more

KC-based Savion LLC enters renewable power purchase agreement with Target Corporation

Dubbed the Golden Buckle Solar Project, Kansas City-based Savion LLC will take part in the construction of a large Texas solar project that will deliver around 200 megawatts of power to Target Corporation. Earlier this month, Savion entered a renewable… more

Ferrellgas receives green light on $1.5B restructuring plan

On Friday, a judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware confirmed the reorganization plan that allows the Overland Park-based holding company (OTC: FGPR) to refinance more than $1.5 billion in debt, including converting $357 million of… more

Kansas bill signed to prevent utility cost surge statewide

Wednesday night, Governor Laura Kelly signed a bill to protect Kansas cities from potential price surges in electricity bills caused by extremely cold temperatures in February. Senate Bill 88 establishes a $100 million low-interest loan program for municipal utilities facing… more

Platform Fuels hires former Ferrellgas CEO

Former CEO of Ferrellgas LP and CEO of Team Drive-Away, Steve Wambold, is leaving to become CEO at Platform Fuels. Wambold served as CEO at Ferrellgas from 2009 to 2016, putting in a total of 20 years with the Overland… more

Requirements expanded for Missouri energy aid program

Missouri residents who meet certain guidelines may be eligible for additional assistance to help pay for home utility costs this winter. Amid several days of bitter winter weather including severely-low temperatures, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced changes to the state‚Äôs… more