Flat Ridge 2, the largest wind farm to be built in Kansas, was set to begin operation at the end of 2012. The project has 274 wind turbines, each generating 1.6 megawatts of electricity that’s enough to power 160,000 homes.
“Besides being the largest wind farm in Kansas, the $800 million project is the largest ever to be built all at once, instead of in phases.”
Wind energy has been bolstered by requirements in Kansas and Missouri, that electric utilities use renewable energy to meet part of electricity demand. “Wind energy has been boosted by the Production Tax Credit, which is used to reduce the price of electricity produced to help make it more competitive.”
Kansas has been ranked the second best in the U.S. in wind resources.
Source: Kansas City Star