Bluegrass Ridge Wind Farm, named for the heritage of the King City area of bluegrass-seed production in northwest Missouri, was the first utility-scale wind energy generation facility in the state....MORE
Wind Capital Group developed the Buffalo Creek Wind Farm site near the city of Hampton in Franklin County, Iowa. In 2007, Wind Capital Group sold the 200-megawatt (MW) construction-ready site....MORE
The Loess Hills Wind Farm was completed in spring 2008, producing enough electricity to make Rock Port, Missouri, the first community in America capable of meeting its entire annual electricity demands from wind power....MORE
The Cow Branch Wind Energy Center is the second utility-scale wind energy generation facility built in Missouri. Wind Capital Group completed construction of the 50 megawatt wind farm in early 2008.
The Conception Wind Farm is located on the windswept ridges surrounding the Conception Abbey in Nodaway County, Missouri.Wind Capital Group moved Missouri into the ranks of leading wind energy production states in the nation with the wind farm’s completion in early 2008...MORE
Wind Capital Group developed the Bent Tree Wind Farm site near the city of Albert Lea in Freeborn County, Minnesota. In early 2009 Wind Capital Group sold the 400MW construction-ready site to Wisconsin Power and Light Co. (WPL), an Alliant Energy Company...MORE
The Lost Creek Wind Project is the first wind project completely owned and operated by Wind Capital Group. Featuring the combined experience of Wind Capital Group and its investors, strong community support, partnerships and the ability to use local resources, the 150 megawatt (MW) wind project was completed in 2010, making it the largest in the state to date...MORE
The Post Rock Wind Project is a 201 megawatt (MW) project located approximately 80 miles outside Wichita, Kansas, in Lincoln and Ellsworth Counties. The project is currently under construction and is expected to achieve commercial operations in the 3rd quarter of 2012. It will utilize 134 General Electric (GE) 1.5 MW...MORE
The Osage County Wind Energy Project is a 150 megawatt (MW) construction-ready project located west of Pawhuska, Oklahoma in Osage County. It will utilize 94 General Electric (GE) 1.6 MW wind turbines and will sell all of its electricity to Missouri-based Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. under a power purchase agreement...MORE
The Post Rock Wind Project is a 201 megawatt (MW) project located approximately 80 miles outside Wichita, Kansas, in Lincoln and Ellsworth Counties. The project is currently under construction and is expected to achieve commercial operations in the 3rd quarter of 2012. It will utilize 134 General Electric (GE) 1.5 MW wind turbines and will sell all of its electricity to Westar Energy, the largest electric utility in Kansas, under a 20-year agreement. Additionally, a 31-mile transmission line will be constructed to move the electricity from the wind farm site to the Rice County substation.
The project's benefits are wide-ranging. Wind Capital Group estimates that this project will create approximately 150 jobs, attract more than $2 million in economic activity for local businesses during development and construction, provide a new source of revenue for rural Kansans and help the state meet its renewable energy portfolio targets. Kansas' population has grown by six percent during the last decade and its energy demand is expected to grow by two percent each year through 2015. Post Rock will be capable of powering more than 70,000 average homes and displacing about 815,000 tons per year of greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of taking 145,000 average US cars off the road, according to US Environmental Protection Agency methodology.
Location: Lincoln and Ellsworth Counties, Kansas
Capacity: 201 megawatts (MW)
Power Purchaser: Westar Energy
Commissioned: Commercial operations expected in the 3rd quarter of 2012
Turbine Technology: GE 1.5-82.5
Turbine Rating: 1.5 megawatts (MW)
Number of Turbines: 134
Number of Homes Powered: Approximately 70,000
CO2 Savings: Approximately 815,000 tons/year
Equivalent Cars off Road: Approximately 145,000 cars/year