Last week, energy developers Enel Green Power North America, Inc. and Wind Capital Group both moved forward with wind farm developments in Kansas. Enel Green Power announced construction had begun on their 200 MW Caney River Wind Project in Elk County, while the Wind Capital Group selected RMT to design and construct its 201 MW wind farm located in central Kansas. Now, another major energy provider is making headlines in the wind-swept state.
The Ironwood Windpower Project will be Duke Energy's first wind energy project in Kansas. Siemens will deliver 73 2.3 wind turbines which will combine to generate 168 MW of renewable energy.
Duke Energy Renewables, a Duke Energy subsidiary, plans to begin construction on the Ironwood Windpower Project in the fall of 2011. The electricity generated from the wind project will be sold to Westar Energy through a 20-year power purchase agreement.
“The Ironwood Windpower Project, which will help Westar deliver clean energy to its customers for decades to come, marks another milestone for Duke Energy: it’s our first wind farm in Kansas and will put us well over 1,000 megawatts of wind power capacity in the U.S.,” said Greg Wolf, president of Duke Energy Renewables.
Image Credit: Walt Hubis via Flickr
Energy Boom content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be advice regarding the investment merits of, or a recommendation regarding the purchase or sale of, any security identified on, or linked through, this site.