Wind Energy market continues growing at phenomenal pace in Kansas
Monday, May 28, 2018
Kansas continues to move forward as a leader in wind energy. The Kansas Department of Commerce is highlighting three recently signed agreements with energy companies which will increase wind energy output by over 700 megawatts.
Great Plains Energy Adds Two New Kansas Wind Facilities
Great Plains Energy recently announced plans to increase its renewable energy portfolio with the signing of two power purchase agreements (PPA) for an additional 444 megawatts (MW) of power from two new wind facilities owned by both EDP Renewables and NextEra Energy Resources in Kansas. That’s enough energy to power more than 160,000 homes.
Once complete, these agreements will increase Great Plains Energy’s wind resources to more than 1,800 MW of wind capacity which will be approximately 25% of the company’s generating portfolio in 2019.