WICHITA, Kan. (AP) BP Wind Energy has announced plans for what it says will be the largest wind farm in Kansas.
Gov. Sam Brownback joined company officials Monday in Wichita to announce the $800 million project.
BP says its 419-megawatt Flat Ridge Wind Farm will be spread over 66,000 acres in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner counties. Associated Electric Cooperative will buy most of the energy.
Kansas and BP officials expect the project to mean 500 construction jobs. The wind farm is expected begin operating next fall, with about 30 full-time employees.