Butler County Times Gazette
  • Fort Hays State begins installing wind turbines

  • Fort Hays State University could be generating electricity from wind turbines in the next few weeks.
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  • Fort Hays State University could be generating electricity from wind turbines in the next few weeks.
    After more than six years of planning and a price tag $9 million, work crews are installing two 400-foot wind turbines at the university in Hays.
    The Hays Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/16ZCiu2 ) crews began installing the first turbine last week. Fort Hays President Edward Hammond says the turbines should be operational by Aug. 1.
    Hammond estimated the project will save the university $600,000 the first year, and as much as $700,000 to $900,000 in subsequent years.
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