Towers will study wind in Douglas County

meteorological towers

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Douglas County commissioners have approved a plan to erect two meteorological towers in a rural area to study wind patterns.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the towers will be installed by NextEra Energy Resources, the nation’s largest wind energy developer.

Company officials told the commission earlier they wanted to study wind patterns for one to five years to determine if a wind farm would be feasible in the area.

The towers are about 200 feet tall and anchored by several wires. The conditional use permit approved by the commission is good for six years.

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