Kansas is poised to become one of several states to benefit from wind energy. “Kansas is among the windiest states, and in 2012, it more than doubled its wind energy capacity to more than 2,000 megawatts.”
But Kansas needs more transmission lines to carry the wind-generated electricity out of western Kansas, and to power businesses and homes.
One transmission plan is being developed by Clean Line Energy Partners Houston, which would connect the current line in Dodge City to a transmission hub in western Indiana. “The 700-mile long Grain Belt Express would carry up to 3,500 megawatts of wind-generated electricity and cost $2 billion to build.”
There are several other projects that are looking to expand transmission lines to move wind-generated electricity outside of Kansas.
Source: The Wichita Eagle