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 facilities.  Uncertainty surrounding whether the federal government’s tax credit could slow growth in the upcoming months and year.    The majority of the uncertainty stems from the status of the production tax credit.  Despite uncertainty on the federal level, wind developers have been pleased with the pace of development in Kansas, as well as the state- approved tax incentives.

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