The Post Rock Wind Energy Facility Will Bring Jobs & Economic Investment to Kansas, Setting the Stage for Wind Capital Group's Continued Growth
Saint Louis – Wind energy developer Wind Capital Group announced today the signing of a power purchase agreement with Kansas-based electric utility Westar Energy. Westar agreed to purchase 201 MW of electricity from Wind Capital Group's Post Rock Wind Energy Facility, located in Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties in Kansas.
"This partnership shows more than ever that quality relationships, coupled with a great product, hard work, and a low price remains a winning formula in America," said Tom Carnahan, Wind Capital Group President and CEO. "For Westar, which is already a national leader in renewable energy, this means over 200 new megawatts of wind energy will be added to their portfolio. For
the people of Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties, it means jobs, economic investment, and the knowledge that their communities are helping America become more energy independent.
"And for Wind Capital Group, it sets the stage for our continued growth into new markets across the country."
When completed, Post Rock will be the seventh utility-scale wind energy facility Wind Capital Group has developed and the second project under the company's new business model, in which it owns and operates the wind energy facilities it develops. The first such facility, the 150 MW Lost Creek Wind Energy Facility in DeKalb County, Missouri, came online in the second quarter of 2010 and is providing enough electricity to power over 50,000 homes. Construction at the Post Rock Wind Energy Facility is scheduled to begin in 2011 with the project coming online in the second half of 2012. The project will provide enough electricity to power over 70,000 homes.
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