Investing in Kansans and their land
Kansas, a state know for agriculture has always been one of the county’s largest energy producers. Today is no different as Kansas wind is utilized in state and shipped out of state to power homes, businesses, schools, hospitals, libraries, farms and the like.
So far, roughly $12 billion in private capital investment has been made in the Sunflower State by the wind industry, and with several billion in additional investments coming in new projects currently under construction. This has resulted in 36 operating projects generating more than 6,134 megawatts, which is enough energy to power more than 2 million Kansas homes.
The Kansas Department of Commerce says, “Located in the heart of the nation’s Wind Corridor and ranked second in the nation for wind energy potential, Kansas has vast opportunity to expand wind generation.”
“Kansas offers a diverse portfolio of financial incentives to Kansas businesses and producers engaged in conventional and renewable energy production. State tax credits are available for projects that convert waste heat or biomass to energy, or otherwise offset local power usage via renewable sources. Numerous development incentives, including incentive payments, income tax credits, sales tax exemptions, financial assistance for training and property tax exemptions are available to producers, retail dealers and individuals that utilize alternative energy sources.”
Supports and sustains our agriculture industry
Landowners are now the recipients of more than $20 million in land lease payments, the state with the second greatest wind potential in the nation (behind Texas). Thanks to our homegrown energy industry, these payments allow Kansas families to continue their farming and ranching businesses today and for generations to come by providing security through diversification and stability to invest in their land now and in the future.