State Supreme Court sends wind farm case back to district court

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

The Kansas Supreme Court has, for the second time, remanded a lawsuit challenging a Wabaunsee County ban on commercial wind farms back to district court for additional evidence and proceedings.  Zimmerman V. the Board of Wabaunsee County Commissioner was brought by Wabaunsee County landowners who have entered into contracts for the development of commercial wind [...]

State Supreme Court sends wind farm case back to district court2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes

2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

In the next 18 months, Kansas may more than double its production of wind energy.  However, the status of federal energy policies may slow development by 2013.  Currently, there are eight announced wind projects, capable of producing 1,388 MW of power coming online in Kansas.  The state has also acquired several large wind turbine manufacturing [...]

Wind energy projects increasing in Kansas, but they could slow down if federal tax credit changes2016-11-23T15:01:56+00:00

Conditionally Approved FERC Order Will Add Cost to Wind Generators

2010-03-25T09:37:50+00:00

On June 4, 2009, Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar) filed, as new attachments to its Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), a pro forma Balancing Area Services Agreement (Balancing Agreement) and Schedule 3A, Generator Regulation and Frequency Response Service (Schedule 3A). Westar’s proposed Balancing Agreement and Schedule 3A will allow Westar to charge for and provide generation [...]

Conditionally Approved FERC Order Will Add Cost to Wind Generators2010-03-25T09:37:50+00:00

Upgraded power grid is vital for alternative energy in Kansas

2009-07-06T17:42:51+00:00

Before a wind farm can deliver its electricity to customers high-voltage lines to transport that electiricty must be installed. Experts say, without a more robust electrical grid, greater use of wind generated electricity in America will not come to fruition. Recently Prairie Wind Transmission and ITC Great Plains agreed to split a project to build a 200-mile-long [...]

Upgraded power grid is vital for alternative energy in Kansas2009-07-06T17:42:51+00:00

Kansas governor announces deal on transmission lines

2016-11-23T15:02:06+00:00

Two competing companies have reached a deal to share the building of high-voltage power lines from Wichita to Dodge City, Kan.  Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson said Monday that the settlement cleared the way for the project, worth up to $800 million, to proceed. Today, delivery of wind energy is cobbled together with various lower-voltage power [...]

Kansas governor announces deal on transmission lines2016-11-23T15:02:06+00:00

Kansas Governor signs legislation with Renewable Energy Standard

2009-05-25T17:47:53+00:00

The Kansas Governor signed signed legislation last week codifying the goal of major Kansas utilities generating 10% of their power from renewable energy sources by 2011, 15% by 2016, and 20% by 2020. The new legislation also enacts new net metering rules to help encourage small wind projects.   Press Release from Kansas Governor.  Copy of Statute.

Kansas Governor signs legislation with Renewable Energy Standard2009-05-25T17:47:53+00:00

Kansas legislature passes renewable, coal power bill

2009-05-10T18:39:58+00:00

Kansas passed a bill on Friday, May 8, 2009 which contains provisions allowing construction of a new coal fired power plant and promoting renewable energy.  The bill was the result of a compromise to meet renewable energy goals and, at the same time, allow the new coal plant.   With a new governor in place, the bill is expected to be signed into law [...]

Kansas legislature passes renewable, coal power bill2009-05-10T18:39:58+00:00

Kansas Legislature Passes Bill on Renewable Energy

2009-03-25T22:04:32+00:00

The Kansas legislature passed a bill giving the State the ability to issue as much $5 million in bonds to attract manufacturers of solar and wind energy equipment. Read More Here

Kansas Legislature Passes Bill on Renewable Energy2009-03-25T22:04:32+00:00

ITC Great Plains Receives Rate, Incentive Approvals

2009-03-20T18:28:29+00:00

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a rate for ITC Great Plains transmission facilities in Kansas and elsewhere in the Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP) region. FERC acknowledged the benefits of independent transmission companies like ITC Great Plains and approved rate incentives to help expedite investment in Kansas' high-voltage electricity grid. Read More

ITC Great Plains Receives Rate, Incentive Approvals2009-03-20T18:28:29+00:00

New wind farms take state’s wind capacity past 1,000 megawatts a year

2016-11-23T15:02:07+00:00

Two new wind farms in Kansas will make the state one of the few in the country with more than 1,000 megawatts of electricity generated every year by wind power. Government and industry officials say the state is beginning to take advantage of its windy conditions, but much work remains to make wind energy a [...]

New wind farms take state’s wind capacity past 1,000 megawatts a year2016-11-23T15:02:07+00:00
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