Duke Brings 99 MW of Wind On Line

Duke Energy’s Campbell Hill Windpower Project near Casper, Wyoming, is now on line and producing electricity. The 99-megawatt (MW) Campbell Hill project, located in Converse County, supplies wind energy to PacifiCorp under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Last week, Duke Energy received a US $22 million U.S. Department of Energy grant that the company will match to design, build and install a large-scale wind power storage solution at its Notrees site in Texas.

“There’s a big difference between talking about combating climate change and actually doing something about it,” said Wouter van Kempen, president of Duke Energy Generation Services, a Duke Energy unit that owns and develops renewable energy assets. “By adding 362 megawatts of wind power in just one year, Duke Energy is showing it’s serious about generating electricity from renewable resources.”

Earlier this year, Duke Energy:

  • Brought its 151-MW Notrees project in Texas and 42-MW Silver Sage project in Wyoming on line
  • Acquired the 70-MW North Allegheny project in Pennsyvania and brought it on line
  • Committed to build the 51-MW Kit Carson project in Colorado in 2010
  • Announced plans to build the 200-MW Top of the World project in Wyoming in 2010

With Campbell Hill now on line, Duke Energy has 733 MW of wind power in commercial operation.

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