The Monarch Cement Co. and Evergy Energy Solutions are partnering on a groundbreaking solar project at the cement producer’s site in Humboldt, Kan. The companies said the project will serve as a model for the industry’s integration of renewable energy solutions seamlessly into their operations.
“The board of directors and management of the Monarch Cement Co. are extremely excited about this win-win venture where we are making a giant movement toward achieving our 2050 carbon neutrality goals, being socially responsible, and providing a more than significant return on investment to our shareholders,” said Kent A. Webber, president of Monarch. “Evergy Energy Solutions has done an incredible job of leading and providing solutions at every obstacle. We couldn’t be happier with Evergy Energy Solutions performance, professionalism, and command of the subject.”
With the capacity to generate 20 MW of clean electricity, the project will pair solar panels with cutting-edge energy management technology to offset a significant portion of Monarch’s energy consumption and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held in the spring.