Jayhawk_map-01.pngJAYHAWK WIND PROJECT PROFILE

Apex Clean Energy is exploring the feasibility of constructing Jayhawk Wind, a wind energy project expected to generate up to 195 megawatts of clean, homegrown energy. Local wind data confirms that the area under consideration is ideal for a project of this size, which will produce enough safe, pollution-free energy to power up to 70,260 U.S. homes every year. Apex is working with local landowners, community leaders, and various stakeholders on the project. Located in a remote area of Bourbon and Crawford Counties, the project site has these key attributes:
• Verified wind resource
• Existing high-voltage transmission lines
• Private agricultural land
• Minimized environmental impact

 

A Clean Economic Opportunity for Bourbon and Crawford Counties

Jayhawk Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for local schools, government services, and property owners. The total direct financial impact to the region will be in the millions of dollars over the life of the project, with additional indirect economic benefits to the local economy. Landowners with wind facilities on their property will receive annual lease payments. These payments will continue over the projected 30-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting millions of dollars into the economes of Bourbon and Crawford Counties to support local merchants, contractors, equipment suppliers, auto dealers, and others. The power from Jayhawk Wind will be delivered into the Kansas electrical grid, reducing the need to import electricity from outside markets.

 

Local Economic Benefits

• Enough power for about 70,260 U.S. homes (195 MW)
• Hundreds of jobs and significant local spending during construction
• Up to 7 direct long term jobs for operations and maintenance
• 25 years of annual revenue for the counties and local schools, totaling millions of dollars
• Existing high-voltage power lines and highways would limit the need for new infrastructure