- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield utility is investing in wind power and renewable energy amid growing regulation on coal-fired power generation and the increasing affordability of renewable energy.

Officials with City Utilities announced Thursday that they have struck a deal to purchase power from a new 200-megawatt wind farm Duke Energy Renewables is building north of Oklahoma City.

The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/1PFnnL6 ) reports that a year from now, almost a third of the electricity City Utilities channels into Springfield-area homes and businesses will come from wind farms.

The move is expected to save customers money.

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