Wind energy in Kansas 'bright and booming' according to expert
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH)
It's windy in Kansas. That's why some experts say it's a great place for wind farms.The Wind Coalition says right now 35 of those farms are operating and 5 are under construction.
Kimberly Svaty with the coalition says wind farms produced 36% of the state's energy last year and the number is expected to go up.
She say while some of the wind energy is bought by utility companies, they are seeing and increase in corporate buyers, like T-Mobile.
The Wind Coalition says 12,000 direct and in-direct jobs have been brought to Kansas because of the wind farms.
There is some opposition to wind farms. The latest example is a group in Reno County that is concerned about the economic impact of a possible wind farm and how close it could be to housing.