Wind farm proposal in Reno County draws attention

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HAVEN, Kan. (KAKE) -

An energy company is proposing a wind farm with 100 turbines in Reno County near Haven.

More than 100 people attended an open house this week to discuss the plans from NextEra Energy. The proposed farm would generate 200- to 300-megawatts of power, enough to power about 60,000 homes.

Project Director Sam Massey said the industry standard is to pay about $4,500 a year per megawatt to landowners.

The Hutchinson News reports some landowners have already signed contracts with NextEra Energy but a few at the meeting said they were opposed to the project.

The company plans to sell its energy to wholesale companies but currently doesn't have a buyer.

NextEra Energy operates six wind projects in Kansas.

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