Kansas takes number one spot for wind energy production

Source: By KSTN • Posted: Monday, April 15, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Annual Market report shows Kansas passing Iowa to claim the number one spot.

It shows 36.4% of the state’s total electricity is produced by wind power in 2018. Governor Kelly spoke about the achievement.

“The State of Kansas must continue to prioritize renewable energy and the many benefits that come with it. I’m pleased to see that Kansas has continued to increase its wind energy production,” said Kelly.

The estimated annual state and local tax payments by wind projects in Kansas for 2018 totaled nearly $28 million.

Kansas is home to a major wind turbine nacelle production plant, with only two other currently operating in the U.S.