For generations, nature has provided for Kansas farmers. Now, it’s also providing clean energy for Kansas. In fact, Westar Energy’s wind farms helped put Kansas in the top three in the U.S. for renewable generation.
Today, one-third of your energy comes from renewable sources. That’s because Westar harnesses the plentiful Kansas wind and sun to generate clean energy for our state, and we will continue to increase that amount.
Generating more clean energy for Kansas also generates jobs and opportunities for Kansans. It’s how we’re powering a better future with renewable energy that protects our state’s environment and stimulates its economy while keeping your power reliable and affordable.
In 2017, 11 different wind farms will produce nearly 1,700 megawatts of wind energy—the equivalent of more than one-third of all the homes and businesses we serve. Learn more about our wind power
We transform methane, a greenhouse gas emitted from landfill waste, into clean energy. Learn more about our landfill gas generation
We created 24 solar energy learning projects across Kansas and launched a community solar program to give you the option to get even more renewable power. Learn more about our solar projects
Building just one wind farm creates more than 500 Kansas construction jobs and will contribute $9 million annually to our economy for decades to come.
If you want to increase the amount of clean energy that comes your way, you can elect to make renewable energy account for as much as 100% of your power. Learn about our renewable energy programs for your home or business.
In 2017, one-third of your power will come from renewable resources. When you include our nuclear power generation, we’re producing more than 50% of your power from carbon-free sources.