SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A Springfield utility is investing in wind power and renewable energy amid growing regulation on coal-fired power generation and the increasing affordability of renewable energy.
Officials with City Utilities announced Thursday that they have struck a deal to purchase power from a new 200-megawatt wind farm Duke Energy Renewables is building north of Oklahoma City.
The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1PFnnL6 ) reports that a year from now, almost a third of the electricity City Utilities channels into Springfield-area homes and businesses will come from wind farms.
The move is expected to save customers money.