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Topeka, Kan., July 12, 2016 – Landowners and local leaders this morning celebrated the beginning of construction of the Kingman Wind Energy Center near Kingman. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback participated in the event along with dozens of local landowners, officials and company representatives. Attendees signed a 150-foot wind turbine blade that will be used in the project.
“Wind energy creates good, high-paying jobs and produces millions of dollars in payments to landowners and local government which directly benefit schools, roads and essential services,” said John DiDonato, vice president of wind development for NextEra Energy Resources. “This is a project the community can be proud of – one that will help sustain Kingman County economically and provide clean, renewable energy for generations of Kansans to come.”
“The energy produced here will help move Kansas forward. Several of our wholesale customers recognize their customers also want renewable energy. We are excited to partner with them as we develop a more modern power supply for all of our customers,” John Bridson, Westar Energy senior vice president of generation and marketing, said.
“Kansas is not only the Wheat State; it is the renewables state,” Gov. Sam Brownback said. “It is my goal that by the time I leave office in 2018, 50 percent of our energy will come from renewable resources.
At 200 megawatts, the wind farm will produce enough energy for about 50,000 Kansas homes. Westar Energy will purchase electricity from the wind farm, which NextEra Energy Resources will develop and operate. Westar is providing about half the energy produced at Kingman to its wholesale partners Midwest Energy and the cities of McPherson, Chanute, Iola, Fredonia and Sabetha through energy management service agreements. The remaining energy will serve Westar’s retail customers.
The Kingman wind project is scheduled to be in operation by the end of 2016 and will bring Westar’s commitment to renewable energy to about 1750 MW, which is enough to provide about a third of its retail customers’ electricity.
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Westar Energy Inc.
Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas' largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,200 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind, sun and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, expanding use of smart meters and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve. For more information about Westar Energy, visit us on the Internet at http://www.WestarEnergy.com. Westar Energy is on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/yourwestar and Twitter: www.Twitter.com/WestarEnergy.
NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (together with its affiliated entities, "NextEra Energy Resources"), is a clean energy leader and is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power in the U.S., with approximately 18,260 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), primarily in 25 states and Canada as of April 2016. NextEra Energy Resources, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. The business operates clean, emissions-free nuclear power generation facilities in New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin as part of the NextEra Energy nuclear fleet, which is one of the largest in the United States. NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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