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East Fork wind project in Kansas

Overview
Overview

The East Fork project is located in Northwestern Kansas near the City of Colby and will bring much needed economic development, including short- and long-term employment as well as tax benefits to the local community. Such benefits also include donation agreements with local school districts in the area and a scholarship fund program with Colby Community College.

  • Location: Thomas County, Kansas
  • Status: Operational
  • COD: April 2020
  • Project MW: 195.8 MW
  • Customer: Brown-Forman and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Project Details
Project Details

Real Estate

  • Over 21,000 acres of land under long-term lease, including all planned wind turbine, collection lines, and access roads
  • 2.2-mile overhead transmission line route required for project under easement

Interconnection

  • Generator Interconnection Agreement executed in Sept 2018
  • 115 kV Interconnection at the existing Mingo Substation
Environment and Permitting
Environment and Permitting

Environment

  • Full wildlife site characterization studies completed per U.S. Fish & Wildlife Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
  • No significant biological constraints identified
  • No incidental take or eagle take permits required

Permitting

  • All discretionary permits have been acquired
  • All Ministerial permits have been obtained
  • FAA Determinations of No Hazard for have been obtained
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Wind turbines in operation

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