New Projects, Renewables, Wind

Great Plains Energy Purchases 444 MW of Wind Power

By Editors of Power Engineering

Great Plains Energy has purchased 444 MW of Wind Power from two separate wind farms under development in Kansas, Wind Power Monthly reported.

The sites include the 200 MW Prairie Queen facility under development by EDP Renewables in Pratt County, and the 244 MW Pratt Wind Energy Center under development in Allen County by NextEra Energy.

Prairie Queen is expected to come online in May 2019, with Pratt slated for operations by the end of this year.

The two purchases push Great Plains Energy’s wind capacity to over 1.8 GW, or 25 percent of its generating portfolio.