Westar Energy, Kansas' largest electricity provider, is financing a new wind farm in Ford County.
The California-based company Infinity Wind Power will construct a nearly 300-megawatt wind farm near Dodge City, Kansas. The $435 million project is expected to take about a year to complete.
Once the wind farm is operational, Westar Energy will take over, bringing the company’s total renewable energy output to 1,500 megawatts.
Part of the wind turbines used for the wind farm will be manufactured at the Siemens plant in Hutchinson.