Wind power blows in big money to Ford, Clark counties

A new wind farm is being built near Dodge City. The 178 megawatt facility will provide enough energy to power about 54,000 homes for a year.

It will be built near Minneola but will bring an economic boom to both Ford and Clark counties.

Construction is about a fourth of the way complete on Bloom Wind farm.

Capital Power, the company building and operating the wind farm, says it will have a significant impact on the local economy.

“So the benefits to the counties Ford and Clark as well as to Minneola school board is quite significant with more than 1.2 million per year in direct payments to those counties, local landowners, and the school district,” said Michael Sheehan, a representative with Capital Power.

(Read more: KSN-TV)