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BP builds 419 MW Kansas wind farm

BP Wind Energy plans to build a 419 MW wind farm, Flat Ridge 2, in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Sumner Counties, Kansas, USA.

By Kari Williamson

The US$800 million Flat Ridge 2 wind farm will consists of 262 GE wind turbines rated at 1.6 MW each.

The wind farm will provide 314 MW to Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI) under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). BP Wind Energy says it is actively marketing the remaining capacity to other customers in the Midwest US.

Initial site construction work is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2011. with completion expected by the end of 2012.

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