Wind Energy in Kansas

Capacity & Generation

Installed Capacity 8,240 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

MW Under Construction 428 MW Source: American Clean Power Association

Based on EIA data from 2022

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration. Net Generation from Wind. Updated Annually.

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

map of wind turbines in Kansas

The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Kansas.

Training Locations

Colby Community College

University of Kansas

Kansas Wind Application Center (Kansas State University)

Cloud County Community College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

Fairfield High School

Walton Rural Life Charter Elementary School

Solomon High School

Central Plains High School

Santa Fe Trail High School

Seaman High School

Washburn Rural High School

Circle High School

Halstead High School

Eudora High School

Jefferson West Middle/High School

Clifton-Clyde High School

Shawnee Mission West High School

Flint Hills Technical College

Otis-Bison Junior Senior High School

Ell-Saline Junior/Senior High School

Pretty Prairie Middle-High School

Sterling High School

Concordia High School

Blue Valley Junior/Senior High School

Appanoose Elementary School

Hope Street Charter Academy

Greenbush Education Center

Policies & Incentives

12 local wind energy ordinances

Kansas Incentives

View current Kansas renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.

Renewable Portfolio Standard
Renewable portfolio goal
20.0% by 2020

WETO R&D Projects

U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office's Wind R&D Projects Map

To view a list of wind research and development projects in Kansas funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Kansas from the dropdown menu.

Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers

map of wind turbines in Kansas

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.

Kansas Offices & Organizations

Advanced Power Alliance

The Advanced Power Alliance is the industry trade association created to promote the development of the wind energy resource as a clean, reliable, affordable, and infinite source of power. The Advanced Power Alliance is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, including portions of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. The organization works to expand transmission capacity, increase wind power use within the region, and facilitate wind power export.

Clean Energy Group

Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit organization working on innovative policy, technology, and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. The group's projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels and include stakeholders from governments and the private and nonprofit sectors. Clean Energy Group assists states to create and implement innovative practices and public funding programs for clean energy project deployment; creates networks of U.S. and international policy makers to address climate stabilization strategies; and advances effective distributed innovation theories, finance, and commercialization tools for new climate technologies.

High Plains Regional Climate Center

As part of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the High Plains Regional Climate Center provides the public with several ways to access climate data and information and engages stakeholders to learn about and help address their climate-related concerns. The High Plains Regional Climate Center turns climate data from thousands of stations across the country into usable information on the local, regional, and national levels for use in agricultural
decision-making, drought monitoring, water resource management, and more. The center's six-state region covers Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Kansas Corporation Commission Community Wind Toolkit

This toolkit includes a statewide areas of concern map and individual maps of counties with wind potential.