In This Issue:
1. Kansas is No. 1 in the Nation for Wind Project Construction
1. Polsinelli Energy Attorneys Write Cover Article in North American Windpower
3. So What Does ‘All Of The Above’ Mean Anyway?
4. New Wind Turbine Guidelines Released by USFWS
5. USFWS Submits Draft Indiana Bat Survey Guidelines for Peer Review and Comment
5. State Updates
6. Office Update
7. About Polsinelli Shughart’s Renewable Energy Development Group
- Excerpt From “Kansas is No. 1 in the Nation for Wind Project Construction”
Despite the uncertainty from Washington, D.C., surrounding the Production Tax Credit, 2012 has been a very active year for wind developments in the state of Kansas. With eight significant wind projects currently under construction, Kansas is set to nearly double its installed capacity in the span of a single year and is leading the country in wind project construction by a comfortable margin. These projects, and the jobs that they represent, provide excellent economic opportunities for the state and the surrounding local communities, and the continued support from Topeka is helping Kansas become one of the premier locations for new wind projects in the United States
Some of the Kansas projects that were recently completed or are currently being constructed are listed on Page 2.
Caney River. Developed by TradeWind Energy of Lenexa, Kan., and owned by Enel Green Power North America, the Caney River Wind Project will generate roughly 200 megawatts (MW) in Elk County, Kan. The project entities recently announced the execution of a 200- W PPA with the Tennessee Valley Authority. The project went into commercial operation in January of 2012. Polsinelli Shughart was development counsel for the project and served as local project finance counsel.
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