Posts Tagged ‘Kansas’

Kansas Wind Power Takes Off, Expected to Continue Growing

New wind farms brought online this year or planned for later this year will quadruple the amount of wind generation in Kansas in just six years, placing the state behind only Texas, Oklahoma, California and Iowa in producing wind energy, an analyst group said. The American Wind Energy Association said in its first-quarter report that […]

Kansas wind power facility sparks up, sending power to KC

The Kansas City area is using more renewable energy with the Cimarron Bend wind farm now up and running. View full post on Wind Power News

Kansas company considers second wind farm in North Dakota

A Kansas-based wind energy company is considering pursuing a second wind farm in the heart of the western North Dakota oil patch. The Williston Herald reports the Williams County Planning and Zoning Board recommended approval last week of Trade Wind Energy's proposal to put up six meteorological towers near the site of Lindahl Wind Farm […]

Kansas wind industry won’t wait for court drama to end

Kansas’ abundant wind power was poised to help the Sunflower State and several surrounding neighbors comply with new federal requirements to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. View full post on Wind Power News

Westar Energy to add more Kansas wind energy

Westar Energy Inc. announced an agreement that will add nearly 300 megawatts to its growing wind energy portfolio. Westar in collaboration with Infinity Wind Power will construct the Western Plains Wind Farm, a 280-megawatt wind farm in Ford County, Kan., which will bring Westar’s renewable energy total to more than 1,500 megawatts. View full post […]

Kansas wind could help region comply with EPA rule – but at a cost

Kansas could make complying with a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions much easier for its neighbors, according to a regional organization that operates the grid – but it also could pay more in the process. The Southwest Power Pool, which runs a marketplace to dispatch power throughout the region, studied two hypothetical scenarios of […]

Letter: Kansas should turn natural resources into power

The study conducted by Randy Simmons, the “Charles G. Koch” Professor at Utah State University and a major recipient of funding from the fossil fuel industry billionaires, and his colleague contains major errors. Once these errors are corrected, my analysis shows state Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards, which require that a certain percentage of electricity come […]

Kansas Wind to Power Yahoo’s Great Plains Operations

Yahoo on Oct. 16 announced that it signed a 15-year partnership with OwnEnergy to develop a Kansas wind farm. Able to generate more than 100,000 megawatt-hours of electricity, the wind farm will feed into the Southwest Power Pool and offset much of Yahoo’s energy usage in the Great Plains region, according to joint press releases […]

Kansas Follows the Dangerous Road to Build Expensive Coal Plant

KDHE gives Sunflower the green light to build new coal plant at Holcomb, ignoring pollution and rising costs Wind turbines at Beaumont, Kansas. View full post on Wind Power News

Renewable energy under fire in Kansas, across U.S.

State government mandates requiring utilities to buy a certain portion of their power from renewable resources are coming under fire across the U.S., but so far legislatures have been able to turn back efforts to repeal them. View full post on Wind Power News