June 29, 2011 – Final Route Approved
The Kansas Corporation Commission approved the route for Prairie Wind Transmission’s portion of the Y-Plan.
The commission accepted the route recommended by Prairie Wind Transmission with minor changes to include some
alternative route segments suggested by landowners. The project will include two 345-kV lines on a shared set of poles
from Wichita to Medicine Lodge and then to the Kansas/Oklahoma border.
July 30, 2012 – Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of construction.
November 22, 2013 – Project Update
- All easement agreements have been finalized
- Design is 100% complete.
- All major material supply and construction contracts are in place.
- Total construction work is approximately 70% complete.
- View project photos.