U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Office of EERE
The Greensburg Wind Farm produces enough energy to power every home, business, and municipal building in the town, as well as surrounding areas.
Courtesy of NativeEnergy, Inc.
The wind farm in Greensburg, Kansas, was completed in spring 2010, and consists of ten 1.25 megawatt (MW) wind turbines that supply enough electricity to power every house, business, and municipal building in Greensburg. Technical assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory was influential in helping Greensburg and its partners build the wind farm.
The town uses only about 1/4 to 1/3 of the power generated to reach its "100% renewable energy, 100% of the time" goal. Excess power is placed back on the grid and offered as renewable energy credits for other Kansas Power Pool and Native Energy customers.
The Greenburg Wind Farm continues to have an impact, inspiring Sunflower Electric Power Corporation to build a new 104 megawatt (MW) wind farm 10 miles outside of Greensburg. Read the news article for more information about the Sunflower wind farm and Greensburg's other recent highlights.