Westar Joins With BP Alternative Energy to Build Wind Farm

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _

The Flat Ridge Wind Farm is a 100-megawatt project being
developed by BP Alternative Energy North. Westar will own half of
the wind farm and purchase energy from the remaining half. The
project is expected to be operational by the end of 2008.

Westar is also investing in two other wind farms, one in Cloud
County near Concordia, the other in Wichita County near Leoti. The
utility will purchase power from the Cloud County site and own and
operate the Wichita County site.

Westar is the state's largest electric utility with about
675,000 customers. It has about 6,200 megawatts of generating
power.


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