Infinity Renewables and MJMEUC Sign Power Purchase Agreement

(Santa Barbara, California)  Infinity Renewables entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) to sell wind energy from its Iron Star Wind Project, located in Ford County, Kansas. The wind energy, generated in western Kansas, will be delivered to MJMEUC customers in Missouri via the Grain Belt […]

FACT CHECK! Transmission Pays for Itself, Saves Consumers Money

From AWEABlog, by Betsy Beck Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. […]

How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy

More Companies are Choosing to Power Their Operations with Renewable Energy From AWEABlog, by Evan Vaughn What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the market for it. From tech giants to household names, corporate America is shopping for […]

Governor Brownback: Wind power could supply 50 percent of Kansas electricity

Kansas has long been one of America’s wind power leaders; its installed capacity has doubled four times in the last 10 years, and it’s about to double again. In 2015, wind supplied nearly 24 percent of the state’s electricity, and according to Gov. Sam Brownback, that number will exceed 30 percent in 2016. And reaching […]

Siemens Receives Major Order from Westar Energy for 280-MW Wind Project in Kansas

Siemens to supply and service 122 wind turbines for Western Plains Wind Farm project 280-MW onshore wind power project to be located in Ford County, Kansas http://news.usa.siemens.biz/press-release/siemens-receives-major-order-westar-energy-280-mw-wind-project-kansas Siemens has been awarded an order from Westar Energy, Inc. to supply, support installation and provide service for 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm project […]

Invenergy Celebrates Official Opening of Buckeye Wind Energy Center

From Invenergy: Chicago, Illinois – Leading clean energy company Invenergy LLC (“Invenergy”) on Thursday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its 200 MW Buckeye Wind Energy Center in Ellis County, Kansas. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined Invenergy employees, local legislators Sue Boldra, Don Hineman and Ralph Ostmeyer, and several members of the community for the ceremony […]

Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records

October was a record breaking month for wind energy output. by Michael Goggin.  Originally published at AweaBlog.org Grid operators in Texas (ERCOT) and the Midwest (MISO) spent the past week neck and neck in a race for record wind output, leading to a near photo finish. Texas jumped into first place on October 22, eclipsing […]

Kansas Lawmakers Tour Smoky Hills Wind Farm

More than twenty legislators and guests descended upon central Kansas Wednesday, October 14, to attend a briefing and tour of the Smoky Hills Wind Farm in Ellsworth and Lincoln County, Kansas. Hosted by site owners Enel Green Power, it was a great afternoon. After a meal catered by historic Brookville Chicken in the Operations and […]

Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan

by Michael Goggin Originally Published:  http://www.aweablog.org/southwest-power-pool-study-misses-low-cost-options-for-meeting-clean-power-plan/ The Southwest Power Pool released a study today examining the impacts of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the study’s results are not realistic as the study arbitrarily limited the region’s options for complying with the Clean Power Plan. If the region had been allowed to fully utilize […]

Kansas City Star Encourages Support for Kansas RPS

The Editorial Board of the Kansas City Star weighed in encouraging support for the Kansas RPS and for wind power development in the sate.  The RPS is growing the state’s domestic energy supply, growing the economy, lowering energy prices for consumers, and helping keep Kansas farmers and ranchers on the land.  The editorial board pointed […]