Where is the project?
West of Salina, Kansas about 20 miles, and just north of Interstate 70 to the west of Highway 14. The project is located in both Lincoln and Ellsworth Counties.
What transmission line does the project connect with?
Midwest Energy 230 kV transmission line in Ellsworth, County.
What is the size of the project?
148.5 MW. The combined project (Phase I and Phase II) is just under 250 MWs.
What turbines are being used?
GE1.5sle turbine, with an 80-meter hub height and 77-meter blade diameter.
Landowners and Acreage Involved
Over 80 landowners and 14,000 acres are involved in the project.
When did the project start operating?
Who is buying the power?
The power produced by the facility is being sold to Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, Midwest Energy, Inc., City Utilities of Springfield, and Independence Power & Light. A small portion of the project is also being sold into the Southwest Power Pool energy imbalance wholesale power market.
Who developed the project?
The developer of the Smoky Hill Wind Project Phase II was Tradewind Energy, Inc.
Who owns the project?
The Project is owned by Enel Green Power North America, Inc.
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