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