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Wind power continues to boom in Kansas

Tim Nauman
The Wichita Eagle

This week Kansas will dedicate two new wind farms, one in Kingman County and one in Pratt County, reports The Wichita Eagle.

Together, the two farms will generate 400 megawatts of electricity—enough to power 100,000 homes. That’s enough clean energy to power five cities the size of Hays, Kansas.

Most of the power will fall under the purview of Westar Energy, which also recently completed a large wind farm in Ford County.

After the completion of these wind farms, Westar has announced it is halting new wind production for now.

But, as the Eagle points out, “The Kansas wind never stops. Why should the Kansas wind industry?”

Wind farm developers say the market for wind in the Sunflower State remains strong, and it’s made stronger by low costs and Federal tax credits.