Kansas Forms Wind Energy Task Force
The State Energy Resources Coordinating Council (SERCC) of Kansas has been asked by Governor Kathleen Sebelius to appoint a task force to consider siting wind power projects in the Flint Hills and Tallgrass Prairie region of the state. The region is located about 100 miles southwest of Kansas City and has considerable wind resources. A study released in 2002 ranked Kansas as number one among all states in wind resources when current transmission reliability is factored in. Sebelius said, "The development of our state's wind energy potential could play a role in helping to turn our state back into an energy exporter, enhance economic development, and promote future energy security and independence." For details, see the governor's December 4 press release.