West Gardner Solar project area of interest

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 WEST GARDNER SOLAR PROJECT

320 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Johnson County, Kansas


For decades, NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries have been helping fuel America’s economic growth and quality of life and moving our nation toward energy independence. To date, we operate solar projects in 27 states and West Gardner will be our first in the state of Kansas. The energy storage component of this project uses batteries to store renewable energy and make it available even when the sun isn’t shining, improving the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid and making more renewable energy available more hours of the day.

Features of the West Gardner Solar Project:

  • Photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays capable of generating up to 320 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy and 320 megawatts (MW) of battery energy storage.
  • Subject to local and state approvals, the project is scheduled to begin operations by the end of 2023.

 

 

COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Bringing Economic Opportunities

 

Solar projects generate home-grown, renewable energy, while preserving clean air and water. They can also generate significant economic benefits for the communities that host them.

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Employment Opportunities

The West Gardner Solar Project will create local employment opportunities, including up to 250 jobs to construct the project

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County Tax Revenue

The project provides approximately $10 million* in additional revenue for Johnson County, money that can enhance local roads, schools and services

*Estimated over first 20 years of the project. All figures are estimated and subject to change.