Missouri regulators gave approval to Kansas City Power & Light on Thursday for the company’s first commercial-scale solar plant.
KCP&L’s Greater Missouri Operations Co., which serves 316,000 customers in territories outside Kansas City, applied in November to build the plant in Jackson County south of the city.
Although the plant will be relatively small, its prospective 4,700 megawatt-hours of energy per year would be enough to power 440 customers.
KCP&L said it hopes to have the plant up and running in April, though the approval from the Missouri Public Service Commission said the plant could be operating by late July.
Read more: Kansas City Star