Lenexa-based TradeWind Energy will develop a 200 megawatt Caney River Wind Project in Elk County, with the electricity produced to be sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority.
U.S. Senator and Kansas Republican Nominee for Governor Sam Brownback commended the Elk County community, TradeWind and its partner Enel North American, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power, who will build, own and operate the wind farm:
"The recent news of a new TradeWind Energy wind farm facility to be built in Elk County is welcome news to the Kansas economy. This $350 million investment will help expand our state's renewable energy production, create jobs and bring money into Kansas and Elk County from other states," Sen. Brownback said.
He continued, "Growing our state's economy requires recognizing the competitive advantages our state has and capitalizing on those advantages. It is great to see a Kansas community taking advantage of a Kansas natural asset - wind - and turning it into an economic boon for their citizens. Congratulations to all who has worked to make this project a reality."
The electricity produced by the wind project will provide power for the equivalent of 60,000 homes.