Construction begins at largest Kansas wind farm

Construction is under way in south-central Kansas of what’s expected to be the state’s largest wind farm. State officials joined representatives of BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power on Wednesday to mark the start of work on the Flat Ridge 2 wind farm in Harper County.

Gov. Sam Brownback said in a news release the project is important for the nation’s energy production and revitalizing rural Kansas.

The $800 million wind farm is located on a 66,000-acre site about 40 miles southwest of Wichita.