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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Westar to purchase energy from Okla. wind farm

  • Westar Energy plans to purchase 200 megawatts of electricity from a northern Oklahoma wind farm expected to begin operating in late 2016.
    The Topeka-based utility announced Wednesday that it had reached purchase agreement with Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy.
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  • Westar Energy plans to purchase 200 megawatts of electricity from a northern Oklahoma wind farm expected to begin operating in late 2016. The Topeka-based utility announced Wednesday that it had reached purchase agreement with Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy. Westar already has about 700 megawatts of electricity from renewable resources. Apex plans to start building the 18,000-acre wind farm in 2015. The site is about six miles south of Arkansas (ahr-KAN'-zuhs) City, Kan., where city manager Nickolaus Hernandez says the project is expected to boost the local economy. Westar is the largest electric utility in Kansas, with about 700,000 customers.

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