With Campbell Hill now on line, Duke Energy has 733 MW of wind power in commercial operation. Earlier this year, Duke Energy:
— Brought its 151-MW Notrees Windpower Project in Ector and Winkler counties, Texas, and 42-MW Silver Sage Windpower Project in Cheyenne, Wyo., on line.
— Acquired and brought into commercial operation the 70-MW North Allegheny Windpower Project in Blair and Cambria counties, Pa., roughly 95 miles east of Pittsburgh.
— Committed to build the 51-MW Kit Carson Windpower Project near Burlington, Colo., in 2010.
— Announced plans to build the 200-MW Top of the World Windpower Project near Casper, Wyo., in 2010.
Last week, Duke Energy received a $22 millionU.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."
Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS) develops, owns and operates electric generation for large energy consumers, municipalities, utilities and industrial facilities. DEGS specializes in developing innovative and environmentally sound generation solutions using a variety of fuels, including wind and other renewable energy sources. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com
Duke Energy’s Campbell Hill Windpower Project is a renewable energy generation site in Converse County, Wyoming, outside Casper. The wind farm’s 66 General Electric turbines are capable of producing 99 megawatts of electricity – enough to power approximately 30,000 homes annually. All of the renewable energy produced at the Campbell Hill site goes to serve PacifiCorp customers in the region. For more information on Duke Energy’s commercial wind power business, please visit www.duke-energy.com/environment/wind.asp.