Reading Wind Facility in Kansas is Operational

Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that the 200-megawatt (MW) Reading Wind Facility in Osage and Lyon Counties, Kansas, is now operational. This project, Southern Power's eleventh wind facility, is the first to be validated as a carbon offset project under the Verified Carbon Standard Program through an agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. This initiative, which is expected to annually offset more than 10 percent of Royal Caribbean's emissions, is the latest addition to that company's extensive sustainability efforts, which include programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through innovations at sea and in port. "Reading Wind Facility is our first wind project in the state of Kansas, and we are pleased to see this project achieve commercial operation," said Southern Power President Bill Grantham. "The addition of this facility showcases our commitment to the development of wind energy and is an excellent addition to our growing renewable fleet."

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