Wind Energy in Kansas
Find wind data and information in Kansas, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
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
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
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.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Kansas.
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
View current Kansas renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
KS Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
- Greensburg - Powered with 100% renewable electricity as of 2013
WETO R&D Projects
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
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.