- Westar Energy Inc. says it has acquired
rights for a new wind farm in western Kansas near Spearville.
The company said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with
Infinity Wind Power to develop the site for up to 500 megawatts of
wind energy. The first phase is expected to be about 200 megawatts
and be completed late next year or in 2012.
The project's timeline depends on how fast new transmission
lines are constructed in the western part of the state.
Westar owns or buys power from three other wind farms in Kansas.
The company owns a 99 megawatt wind farm near Leoti, has a 100
megawatt share in a farm near Nashville, Kan., and buys 96
megawatts from one near Concordia.