What does Wind Energy do for Kansans?
Kansas consistently ranks in the top 10 in the nation for wind potential, installed wind capacity and number of wind turbines.
- U.S. wind power capacity significantly contributes to the world’s total installed wind power.
- More than 20% percent of Kansas’ energy is provided by wind.
- Kansas’ wind resource could provide more than 90 times the state’s current electricity needs.
Wind Energy – The Environment
Generating wind power uses virtually no water, saving Kansans a precious 2.5 billion gallons of water per year. A clean and renewable source, wind energy offsets more than four million metric tons of carbon dioxide every year.
Wind Energy – The United States
The United States’ wind industry is one of the largest in the world, with a total installed wind capacity exceeding 65,000 MW, according to the American Wind Energy Association.This is enough electricity to power millions of American homes across the country.
Wind Energy – Kansas
Wind power now provides energy to power the equivalent of about 1 million Kansas homes and has the potential to provide more than 90 times the state’s current electricity needs.