Smoky Hills is a 249.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Kansas, the US. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in February 2008. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by TradeWind Energy and is currently owned by Enel Green Power North America with a stake of 100%.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 85,000 households, offsetting 750,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in February 2008.

Power purchase agreement

City of Independence Power & Light Department, City Utilities of Springfield, Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, Midwest Energy and Sunflower Electric Power are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors involved

M. A. Mortenson was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the wind power project.

Smoky Hills (Smoky Hills Phase 1) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V80-1.8 MW turbines. The phase consists of 56 turbines with 1.8MW nameplate capacity.

Smoky Hills (Smoky Hills Phase 2) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5-77 turbines. The phase consists of 99 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas UpWind Solutions and Vestas Wind Systems were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About TradeWind Energy

TradeWind Energy Inc (TWE) engages in development of wind and solar energy projects. The company purchases physical output from a wind and solar energy project; and offers financial contract services and hedging against rising power costs. Its wind project portfolio include Smoky Hills Wind Project - Phase I, Smoky Hills Wind Project - Phase II, Caney River Wind Project, Rock Creek Wind Project, Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project and English Farms Wind Project, among others. TWE provides solar projects such as Birmingham Zoo, Decatur County and Creswell, among others. The company offers wind and solar projects for utilities, commercial and industrial, landowners and solar resources, among others. It also involves in financing for wind projects. TWE is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, the US.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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