Westar Building Kansas’ Largest Wind Energy Program

John Davis

westarenergy.JPGWestar Energy has launched a more than $500 million plan to develop three wind farms in Kansas, totalling 300 megawatts… or the equivalent of the energy to power 88,000 homes.

This story on the WIBW web site says it will be on three separate sites: a 6,000-acre wind farm near Scott City, 12,000 acres southeast of Concordia, and a 5,000-acre wind farm near Medicine Lodge:

“In January, Governor Sebelius called on the utilities of Kansas to invest in clean, renewable energy as a way of making the state more energy independent,” Bill Moore, Westar Energy president and CEO, said. “Westar Energy is committed to providing customers with reliable electric energy at a reasonable price and to do so while continuing to be good stewards of the environment. Our proposed wind energy plan recognizes these important committments.”

The facilities are expected to be up and running by the end of next year.