Ranked second in the nation for wind energy potential, Kansas has been a national leader in growing this industry. The state ranked second in the U.S. in megawatts installed in 2013, following a year in which it ranked third by doubling its wind generation. Currently, Kansas has more than 860 megawatts of wind energy under construction.
In addition to a thriving wind energy sector, Kansas supports a robust biofuels industry that relies upon the strong agricultural production historically found in Kansas. The 15 operating biofuel facilities in Kansas have a combined permitted capacity exceeding 525 million gallons per year.