What is renewable energy?
Renewable energy is electricity that is produced from sources that replenish themselves naturally. This includes wind, solar, and hydro-electric facilities.
What are Kansas’ renewable energy assets?
As a traditional agricultural leader and a state blessed with tremendous natural resources, Kansas is positioned to be a forerunner in renewable energy production.
Our state’s central location and excellent transportation infrastructure provide convenient and economical access for renewable energy operations.
Where does the electricity go?
Kansas is a member of the Southwest Power Pool. The SPP oversees the bulk electric grid and wholesale power market in the central United States on behalf of a diverse group of utilities and transmission companies in 14 states. The state of Kansas ranks first in the U.S. for the largest percentage of electricity generated by wind power (36.4%).
What is the life-span of a wind farm?
A wind farm is typically built based upon a long-term purchase agreement or PPA. These purchase agreements are typically 25 years or more and the life span of a wind farm on average is several decades.
The majority of Kansas’ wind farms are less than 10 years old and represent the newest and most modern technology available in renewable energy.