A new wind energy project announced today (FRI) by Governor Sam Brownback is one of 10 now under construction in Kansas. The Cimarron Bend project in Clark County will add another 200 wind turbines to the rural landscape in the southwest part of the state. But the power produced there will be used by the tech giant Google and by the Board of Public Utilities, hundreds of miles away in Kansas City, Kansas. Don Gray is the general manager of the Board of Public Utilities. He says wind power has gotten much cheaper in recent years.
Gray says by 2017 more than 40 percent of B-P-U’s power will be generated by wind and other renewable sources.