New 400 MW wind farm planned for southwest Kansas; will supply cheap power to KC area

A European utility company is teaming up with a Lenexa-based wind farm developer to build a 400-megawatt wind farm in southwest Kansas.

Enel Green Power North America, the American subsidiary of Enel S.p.A., based in Italy, and Tradewind Energy of Lenexa announced the project Friday during a press conference with Gov. Sam Brownback, calling it a significant step forward for Kansas’ growing wind energy industry.

The $613 million Cimarron Bend project will be the largest wind farm Enel has ever built anywhere in the world, and it will be the second largest wind farm in Kansas, behind the 470-megawatt Flat Ridge 2 wind farm near Wichita.

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