Independence is considering construction a major solar farm on city-owned property in northeast Independence.
In July, the City Council adopted several goals, including IPL getting at least 10 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2018, and 15 percent by 2021.
The Independence Power & Light received strong interest in a bids to construct the solar farm and extended the bidding period from Dec. 10 to Dec. 23.
The project would be a 10-megawatt solar farm if constructed.
The proposed site would be a 30-acre tract located at Bly and Bundschu roads next to the Little Blue River.