Buffalo Dunes

Where is the project?

The Project is southwest of Garden City, KS encompassing land area in Grant, Haskell and Finney Counties


What transmission line does the project connect with?

The Buffalo Dunes Wind Project is interconnecting via a radial T-Line extending from the Project to the Finney Switchyard near the Holcomb Coal Plant.


What is the size of the project?

250 MW


What turbines are being used?

135 GE 1.85 MW turbines.


Landowners and Acreage Involved:

Approximately 120 landowners and over 42,000 acres currently make up the Buffalo Dunes project area.


When did the project start operating?

The Project began operating in December 2013.


Who is buying the power?

The power produced by Buffalo Dunes was sold to Alabama Power Company, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company. The Buffalo Dunes Wind Project delivers clean, low cost electricity to communities in Alabama.


Who developed the project?

The developer of the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project was Tradewind Energy, Inc.


Who owns the project?

The Project is owned by Enel Green Power North America, Inc.


Key Project Attributes:

  • Buffalo Dunes Wind Project produces enough power for approximately 75,000 homes.
  • The majority of the Project is located on tilled acres which minimizes its environmental impact.
  • The area is already developed for oil and gas so the Project fits well with the surrounding area in terms of the existing infrastructure and commercial activities and enjoys broad community support.
  • The Project takes a minimal amount of acreage (1% to 2%) out of service, including land for roads, turbine foundations, and maintenance buildings.