Kansas Windfarm Built in Record Time

The largest windfarm in Kansas has been dedicated by governor Bill Graves after installation of 170 turbines in record time.

MONTEZUMA, Kansas, US, 2002-01-04 [SolarAccess.com] The Gray County Windfarm near Montezuma is owned and operated by FPL Energy and generates 110 megawatts of electricity for UtiliCorp customers in Kansas and Missouri. Construction began in June and was completed ahead of schedule in late November. “There are obvious long-term advantages to investing in renewable energy technologies,” says Graves. “Wind energy offers exciting opportunities for Kansas.” The United States is behind other nations in the pursuit of wind energy, notes FPL’s senior vice president Michael O’Sullivan, with capacity of 17,000 MW installed globally. “But, we are catching up,” he adds. “Projects proposed for completion by the end of this year represent 2,000 additional megawatts of capacity. This is a path we intend to follow because wind energy is clean, conserves fossil fuels, reduces overall air emissions, and harnesses a never-ending resource.”

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