Wind Energy in Kansas
Find wind data and information in Kansas, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity and Generation
Installed Capacity 5,110 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
Potential Capacity 506,183 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL
Annual Potential Generation
- 2015 2,050,688 GWh
- 2020 2,120,154 GWh
- 2030 2,200,387 GWh
- 2050 2,311,921 GWh
Policies & Incentives
13 local wind energy ordinances
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Kansas.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Kansas Offices and Organizations
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.
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.
This toolkit includes a statewide areas of concern map and individual maps of counties with wind potential.
The Wind Coalition 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 Wind Coalition is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, which include Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Louisiana. The organization works to expand transmission capacity, increase wind power use within the region, and facilitate wind power export.