Westar to Buy 200 Megawatts of Energy From Oklahoma Wind Project

Westar Energy Inc., the largest electricity provider in Kansas, agreed to buy 200 megawatts of capacity from a wind farm that Apex Clean Energy Inc. is developing in northern Oklahoma.

Construction on the project 6 miles (9.7 kilometers) south of Arkansas City, Kansas, is expected to begin in 2015 and the wind farm will be operational the following year, Topeka, Kansas-based Westar said in a statement today. Terms weren’t disclosed.

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