Kansas wind farm owners sue Missouri utilities agency

The owners of a Kansas wind farm say in a lawsuit that City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., not buy the amount of energy required under an agreement.

Smoky Hills Wind Project claims in its lawsuit that City Utilities bought $1.7 million less energy than the wind farm had expected.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that Smoky Hills said in its suit that reduced use of wind energy caused the company to receive less value in tax benefits.

Springfield’s CU spokesman Joel Alexander said the utility denies the claims and will defend itself in court.

Smoky Hills is accusing the utility of two counts of breach of contract. It is asking that City Utilities be required to pay for the loss and other relief that is considered fair.