Economic Impact

Creating Jobs and Revenue

Employment Opportunities and Statewide Investments

Wind power projects in Kansas have a significant economic impact on our state. Kansas is home to five wind-related manufacturing facilities and two dozen wind projects, with new development always on the horizon. The facilities and projects mean jobs for hard-working Kansans and revenue for the state.

Wind Power Benefits Local Property Owners

Wind turbines are located on leased land from private parties, providing income to land owners, typically ranchers and farmers, allowing them to enhance their ways of life and supplementing their income through lease and royalty payments. Kansas landowners collectively receive about $13 million annually from land lease payments.

Payments to counties provide added benefits by funding special projects such as a school gymnasium, county emergency equipment and more. Without such payments, these local needs would often go unfunded.