Western Plains Wind Farm boosts Westar’s emission-free electricity to more than 50%.

21 days ago | Mar 02, 2017
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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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