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
Source: AWS Truepower, NREL Annual Technology Baseline
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.

Wind power potentials reflect the amount of wind power that is technologically possible to have installed in a given region. For more information, see the U.S. wind capacity and potential map and the Wind Vision Report.

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

Regional Resource Center

Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) help address the unique challenges and opportunities of wind energy in key regions of the United States.

The RRC for Kansas is National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Kansas Offices and Organizations

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.

The Wind Coalition

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.