U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Geothermal Technologies Office

Kansas Utility Seeks up to 200 Megawatts of Renewable Energy

March 3, 2004

Westar Energy Inc., the largest electric utility in Kansas, announced on February 12th that it is seeking to buy power from new renewable energy power plants totaling as much as 200 megawatts in capacity. Westar wants to buy power from power plants that draw on wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, or hydroelectric energy sources. The utility prefers to buy the power from facilities at least 50 megawatts in capacity. See the Westar announcement.