K-State seeks half of its energy from wind farm


November 19, 2018 - 11:35 AM

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University officials estimate that half of the Manhattan campus will be powered by wind by 2020.

University officials announced on Tuesday a new agreement with Missouri-based Westar Energy, the Kansas City Star reported. The Kansas City electric utility will cover half of the campus’ energy needs, saving up to $200,000 per year.

Kansas State’s new power source will come from Soldier Creek Wind Energy Center, a 300-megawatt wind farm northeast of Manhattan in Nemaha County. It’s projected to be operational by 2020.

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