From the WESTAR Website
Westar Energy today announced it has chosen a location in Lyon County, Kansas, as the site for a new natural gas-fired combustion turbine peaking power plant. The site is in a rural area of Lyon County near the company’s existing Lang substation, which is about six miles northeast of Emporia, off of County Rd. 200.
Westar Energy will host two open houses to provide information about the new plant to Lyon County residents. The first open house is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 23, 2006, at the Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave., Emporia.
Residents will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of Westar Energy, as well as local economic development officials. A second open house is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 5, 2006, at the Girl Scout Flint Hills Council building, 1200 Burlingame Rd. in Emporia. The public is invited to attend these meetings.