Wind farm

April 24, 2019 - 11:50 am
A proposed central Kansas wind farm has gotten some bad news after weeks of hearings. KAKE-TV reports that the Reno County Planning Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday to recommend denying the Next Era proposal near Cheney Lake. The Reno County Commission will make the final decision. They could still say...
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February 22, 2019 - 11:52 am
A Kansas House committee heard from both sides of a controversy over proposed restrictions on wind farm developments in the state. Lawmakers are considering a bill that would require any new turbines to be installed at least 1.5 miles from homes and 3 miles from an airport, park or hunting area. On...
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July 12, 2018 - 8:09 pm
A Kansas utility company has launched a new program aiming to make it easier for large businesses to access affordable green energy. The Kansas Corporation Commission on Tuesday approved the Direct Renewable Participation Service by Westar Energy. The approval led to Westar announcing a day later...
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April 26, 2018 - 10:07 am
Siemens Gamesa says it plans to rehire more than 100 laid-off workers at its Fort Madison plant to make electrical turbine blades for a proposed Kansas wind farm. The Hawk Eye reports that the company said Wednesday the workers will be working full time because of the increased production demands...
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Dreamstime
December 17, 2017 - 4:07 pm
HAVEN, Kan. (AP) - An energy company is proposing a wind farm with 100 turbines in Reno County near Haven. More than 100 people attended an open house this week to discuss the plans from NextEra Energy. The proposed farm would generate 200- to 300-megawatts of power, enough to power about 60,000...
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Dreamstime
December 15, 2017 - 8:14 pm
A Florida energy company is considering an area in south-central Kansas for a potential wind farm. The Hutchinson News reports that more than 100 people attended NextEra Energy's open house Thursday in Haven. Many residents went to the event to check if their property fell within the approximately...
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Dreamstime
September 24, 2017 - 1:05 am
A Sumner County judge has blocked the development of a controversial wind farm northwest of Wellington, to the relief of many county residents. The company Invenergy received a conditional use permit and rezoning approval from the Sumner County Commission to put in their Argyle Creek Wind Project...
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