29 Dec '15, 4pm

Utility @WestarEnergy to build 280 MW Kansas #wind project

Kansas-based utility Westar Energy has announced it is building a new project that will add nearly 300 MW more of wind power to its renewable energy portfolio. Westar has teamed up with developer Infinity Wind Power to construct the 280 MW Western Plains Wind Farm, located in Ford County, Kan. The utility says the project will bring Westar's renewable energy total to more than 1.5 GW once it is completed in early 2017. Furthermore, Westar has selected wind turbines from Siemens, which will assemble key components of the machines at the manufacturer’s plant in Hutchinson, Kan. “In today’s power market, wind continues to represent a very affordable option for us, which allows us to provide energy to our customers at a lower cost,” says Mark Ruelle, Westar Energy president and CEO. “Equally important for our state, wind energy creates Kansas jobs in construction, manufacturin...

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