Siemens inks wind deal with Westar Energy for 122 turbines

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Siemens announced its deal with Westar Energy to install 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm project near Spearville, Kansas.

As per the wind deal, Siemens will start the installation of the wind turbines in early summer 2016. The start of operations is expected by early 2017.

Siemens will manufacture the wind turbine blades at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, while the company will assemble the nacelles at the Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Kansas is a national leader in wind power with wind generating enough electricity to power nearly one million homes.

Siemens has installed more than 5,000 wind turbines in the U.S. — capable of producing clean power for more than 2.5 million households.

The 280-megawatts (MW) Western Plains project is expected to create enough clean energy to power approximately 100,000 average U.S. homes. The project will feature Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, each with a power rating of 2.3 MW and 53-meter blades.

“Continued technological innovation to drive down cost along with recent congressional action providing long-term certainty for renewable energy sets the stage for continued wind power growth in America,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division.

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