Duke Energy Announces Wind Turbines for Texas Wind Farm

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) announced agreements with Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to provide wind turbines for the two phases of Duke Energy’s Los Vientos Wind Power Project in Willacy County, Texas.

Siemens will provide 87 2.3-megawatt (MW) wind turbines for Duke Energy Renewables’ 200-MW Los Vientos I Wind power Project. MHI was chosen to supply 84 2.4-MW wind turbines for the 202-MW Los Vientos II Wind power Project. Both wind energy projects expect the first delivery of wind turbines by early June 2012.

Construction at both wind energy project will begin in December 2011, with commercial operation of the wind farms anticipated by late 2012.

Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy’s Commercial Businesses, is a leader in developing innovative wind energy and solar energy solutions for customers throughout the United States. The company’s growing portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 10 wind farms and four solar power farms in operation in six states, totaling approximately 1,000 megawatts in electric-generating capacity. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.