Largest Kansas Wind Farm Now Fully Operational

Posted 3 years ago

By News Staff

WICHITA (AP) – The largest wind farm ever built in Kansas is now in full commercial operation.

BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power said Thursday the $800 million Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm generates 470 megawatts of electricity.

Flat Ridge 2 is spread over a 66,000-acre site that spans parts of Harper, Barber, Kingman and Sumner counties in south-central Kansas.

The companies say the farm uses 294 turbines each with the capacity to produce 1.6 megawatts, generating enough electricity to power more than 140,000 average American homes.

Power generated from the facility will be exported to Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.

The project created more than 500 jobs at the peak of construction. About 30 permanent jobs have been created to monitor and maintain it now that it is online.

2 responses to “Largest Kansas Wind Farm Now Fully Operational”

  1. freespeech says:

    So we build this enormous wind farm so they can export all of the energy out of state. Huh who came up with this one? I guess kansans just arent entitled to free electricity.

  2. Truth says:

    freespeech….did you miss the part where it cost $800 million to build….how is it free?

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