US Steel Plants Powered by Wind and Solar Energy are Coming

December 2019

Nucor’s micromill in Sedalia, Missouri, is set to be the first U.S. steel plant to run on wind energy, according to Evergy. The $250 million plant, which is expected to open by the end of the year, is a partnership between the steel company and local utility Evergy, which will power the plant after a 75 megawatt power purchase agreement between the companies.

The Nucor plant will employ around 250 people and will use energy produced by Evergy, including from a new wind farm, to power electric arc furnaces that will melt scrapped steel and turn it into new, recycled steel.

Source: CNBC