GRAY COUNTY — American Farm Bureau Federation President, Zippy Duval, along with former state senator Garrett Love, R-Montezuma and Representative Boyd Orr and Kansas Senator Bud Estes, toured NextEra Energy Resources’ Gray County Wind Energy Center last week to learn more about how the agricultural community and energy sector can continue working together to bolster farm revenue, local economies and power the nation with home-grown energy.

Gray County Wind Energy Center is a 112-megawatt wind project which was NextEra Energy Resources’ first in Kansas.

According to NextEra Energy Resources, built on agricultural land, Gray County Wind is a model for how the role of the agricultural community has grown from feeding the world to powering the world through partnerships with renewable energy companies like NextEra Energy Resources.

NextEra Energy Resources currently has six operating wind projects in Kansas with a new wind project in Pratt County scheduled to begin operation at the end of 2018.

To date, NextEra Energy Resources has invested approximately $1.6 billion in the Kansas economy and has paid landowners – primarily on agricultural land – $6.9 million since Gray County Wind went into operation in 2001.