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newFebruary 2014: Added maps of operating and proposed wind projects in Nebraska, including an Interactive Map and a PDF Version.

newFebruary 2014: Added maps of operating and proposed wind projects in Missouri, including an Interactive Map and a PDF Version.

newFebruary 2014: Added maps of operating and proposed wind projects in Wisconsin, including an Interactive Map and a PDF Version.

  

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Wind energy a force in Kansas, industry report says
(Lawrence Journal World, April 10, 2014)

Powering the Prairie: Harvesting the Wind
(Lawrence Journal World, April 6, 2014)

Powering the Prairie: Manufacturing the Tools
(Lawrence Journal World, April 6, 2014)

Powering the Prairie: Transporting the Energy
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Powering the Prairie: Mandating Progress
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Wind industry project pipeline filling back up in Oklahoma, nation
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Wind Farm Controversy In Pawhuska
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Wind energy legislation pulled from Nebraska Legislature, for now
(Hydrogen Fuel News, April 8, 2014)

Wind propels more than energy in S.D.
(Sioux Falls Argus Leader, March 28, 2014)

Iowa Senate unanimously passes bill to triple tax credits for solar power
(PV Tech, March 28, 2014)

Missouri route announced for wind energy transmission line project through 8 counties
(Greenfield (Ind.) Reporter, March 27, 2014)

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new2014 Lawrence Earth Day Parade and Celebration
When: April 19, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Parade starts at Watson Park, Celebration in South Park, Lawrence, KS
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newKansas Energy Conference
When: Sept. 16-17, 2014
Where: Capitol Plaza Hotel & Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, KS
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newMother Earth News Fair
When: Oct. 25-26, 2014
Where: Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, KS
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The Tally: Kansas Capacity and Generation from Renewable Sources
Type Capacity
(kw)
Generation
(MWh, 2011)
Generation
(MWh, 2012)
Generation
(MWh, 2013)
Utility Wind1 2,860,700 3,767,820 4,936,969 4,936,969
Small Wind >4,945* >141# >12# >4#
Solar PV >2,010* >157## >521## >527##
Hydropower 6,9501 14,745 NA NA
Total >2,874,605 >3,782.902, >4,937,502 >4,937,502

(Last Updated March 28, 2014)

Comparison: Renewable Energy Capacity for Kansas, Missouri, & Nebraska2
Type Kansas Capacity
(MW)
Missouri Capacity
(MW)
Nebraska Capacity
(MW)
Utility Wind1 2,860.7 458.5 458.4
Small Wind* >4.9 >0.06 >0.1
Solar PV* >1.9 >5.4 >0.2
Hydropower1 7.0 NA NA
Total >2,874.6 >464.0 >458.7

(Last Updated  January 22, 2014)
1Source: Energy Information Administration. 2012 generation data is through December.
2 This table is a work in progress. Data for Missouri and Nebraska are far less complete than Kansas, though will be updated regularly.
*Amount from known projects only.  Actual amount is certainly higher. Please see small solar projects and small wind projects for details.
#Based on partial year data from nine projects totaling 36 kw. Data from other installations will be added as it is obtained. Generation data for 2011 is for January through December. Data for four projects is incomplete for the year to date. Data for 2012 is through September and for ~9 projects totaling 19 kw. Data for some projects is incomplete for year to date.
##Total for 2010 is based on data from 14 projects totaling 79.8 kw. Total for 2011 includes data for 37 projects totaling 299 kw. Total for 2012 is for 47 projects equaling 430 kw.

  

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