TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County.
The utility company announced Tuesday that it will buy the energy from a 200-megawatt farm built for it by an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources (NYSE: NEE).
The Ninnescah wind farm is expected to be built late this year or early next year and be operational by late 2016.
The company said in a news release that the new wind energy purchase will increase Westar's renewable energy commitment to nearly 1,300 megawatts.
The project is expected to create about $300 million in capital investment and about 200 temporary construction jobs.
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