Another green pricing project using wind is in the works, this time in the Midwest. Development of a demonstration wind plant should be started by the end of the year, said Western Resources of Topeka in an announcement at its annual meeting of shareholders on May 11. The project will initially consist of two 750 kW turbines but could eventually be expanded to 50 MW, said the company, parent of two utilities serving 600,000 customers and a natural gas firm in Kansas. "Our customers have shown an interest in an option for green power," said president David Wittig. "Through this project we want to support the needs and interests of the people in the state of Kansas [and] become a leader in renewable energy resources." The site has not yet been chosen for the wind farm, the first in the state.
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