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Kansas plant prepares for $25M upgrade


August 3, 2018

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The expansion of renewable energy in Kansas has led to a shift in the role of Westar's Hutchinson Energy Center and a massive $25 million upgrade here.

Most of the changes are not noticeable to motorists passing by the longtime electrical generation plant, since they involve primarily retrofitting diesel-powered turbines housed in relatively low-slung tan buildings near the back of the 144-acre property to run off natural gas and biofuels, The Hutchinson News reported.

However, they'll become quite apparent in the coming months as the company works to demolish and...

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