A micromill in Sedalia, Missouri, will be the first of its kind to run on wind energy. The $250 million facility is expected to be up and running by the year end and is a partnership between electric steelmaking giant Nucor and local power company Evergy. Evergy will power the plant after a 75 megaWatt power purchase agreement between the two companies.
According to a report by CNBC, the steel industry has a massive carbon footprint, as much as 6% to 7% of the world’s GHG emissions, according to a recent study.
Chuck Caisley, Evergy's senior vice president, said that the Midwest is a prime position for projects like this because in places like Kansas and Midwest Missouri "we have great wind to meet current and prospective customers with price competitiveness and sustainability."