Flint Hills Wind Project Begins Despite Opposition

The 100 turbines, each 260 feet tall, will be placed on 8,000 acres by PPM Energy of Portland, Oregon.

Published: 24-May-2005

Despite ongoing opposition that includes two still-pending lawsuits, work has begun on a $190 million project to harness the Flint Hills wind and turn it into electricity.

Road work and site preparation began this week, but Butler County Administrator Will Johnson said the towers won't be visible until the end of July.

"We're excited to see it moving forward at this point," Johnson said. "It's been a long and lengthy process."

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