Totaling up windmills, Kansas doesn’t fare so well

Kansas is eating dust when it comes to wind energy.

The state’s western prairies have the third-best potential for wind power in the nation. But Kansas is just No. 9 when it comes to current generating capacity from the breeze. Although it may seem that a veritable forest of turbine towers are being erected, Kansas is still producing just one-third the capacity of Iowa.

It’s also behind Texas, California, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Colorado and even New York.

Kansas has enough wind turbines in the field or being installed this year to generate 1,014 megawatts of electricity.

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