About Kansas Wind Energy

Kansas is powered 30% by wind energy which has infused nearly $10 billion in private investment into Kansas and created 6,000 new direct industry jobs and thousands of new indirect jobs in the State, making Kansas a national wind energy leader. Kansas has more than 5,000 megawatts of installed and operating wind power capacity online, only the 5th state in the country to achieve the milestone.

Jobs & Manufacturing in Kansas

An investment in wind power in Kansas is an investment in jobs across the state, including jobs in operations, maintenance, construction, manufacturing and many support sectors. In addition, wind projects produce lease payments for landowners and significant community investments for the life of the wind farm.


In June of 2016, Governor Brownback called for an increase in the state’s voluntary RPS goal to 50% by the end of 2018 – an aggressive, but doable goal which will bring more than $4 billion in new investment to Kansas and create another 6,500 new jobs while attracting new corporate purchasers of a key Kansas commodity – our wind power.

How Wind Energy Works

Standing at least 80 meters tall, tubular steel towers support a hub with three attached blades and a “nacelle,” which houses the shaft, gearbox, generator and controls. Wind measurements are collected to automatically rotate the turbine to face the strongest wind and angle or "pitch" its blades to optimize the energy captured.

News and Media

Wind power in Kansas is regularly in the news and reported on in local, regional, national media outlets and energy industry publications.


Kansans for Wind Energy is a group of businesses, civic leaders and supporters dedicated to promoting wind energy in Kansas. We believe wind energy is a vital component needed for creating a quality lifestyle in our state. We work to ensure Kansas continues to be one of America’s most prominent producers of wind energy and triumphs as a leader in wind energy production.

©2017 Kansans for Wind Energy
All statistics and data included on this website are sourced from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and The Wind Coalition and are updated regularly.