Western Plains Wind Farm boosts Westar’s emission-free
electricity to more than 50%.
Half of electricity serving homes and businesses met through renewables, Wolf Creek.
Topeka, Kan., March 1, 2017 – Westar Energy’s new Western Plains Wind Farm near
Spearville is now complete, advancing Kansas’ position as a leading producer of renewable
energy. With energy production from Western Plains Wind Farm, Westar Energy can now meet
more than half the annual electricity needs of the homes, businesses and organizations it serves
with no emissions.
"By carefully selecting the locations for our wind farms, we’ve cost-effectively grown
our commitment to renewable energy,” John Bridson, senior vice president, generation and
marketing, said. "In February, on a day with particularly windy conditions, there was one hour
where we met 90 percent of our customers’ electricity needs with renewable energy.”
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