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Wind Farm Coming To Spearville
01/20/2010

- 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.

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