BP announces 419 MW wind farm in Kansas

BP Wind Energy said that it will build an $800 million, multi-county wind power farm in south-central Kansas. The 419-megawatt wind turbines plant is expected to be operational in fall 2012.

The wind farm, called Flat Ridge 2, will mean 500 construction jobs and 30 full-time jobs when complete. Three-quarters of the power the farm will produce will be purchased by Associated Electric Cooperative. The wind farm will be spread over 66,000 acres in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner counties. It will be the state’s largest wind farm.