The Smoky Hills wind energy project is located along Interstate 70 in Ellsworth and Lincoln Counties, 20 miles west of Salina.
This is the largest wind farm in Kansas with more than 100 landowners are participating in the project. Including the land used for roads, turbine foundations and maintenance buildings, less than two percent of the 20,000 acres covered by the wind farm are removed from agricultural service.
The first two phases of the Smoky Hill Wind Farm have been completed and at peak production the wind farm can generate 250 MW of electricity. The electricity is produced by 140,000 pound Vestas V80 1.8-megawatt wind turbines.
The energy is being delivered to five local utilities: Sunflower Electric Power Corporation, Midwest Energy, the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, the City of Independence, Missouri and the City of Springfield, Missouri.
Smoky Hills Wind Farm is operated by Enel North America, a division of Enel – Italy’s largest power company, and Europe’s second biggest utility.
Information above from http://www.kansastravel.org/smokeyhillwindfarm.htm