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Wind Energy

Since launching our first wind power project in 2008, Duke Energy Renewables generates more than 1,600 megawatts of wind power at 15 wind farms across the country, providing enough zero-carbon energy to power about half a million homes.

(Watch the video above for more information on how we develop wind power projects.)

Investing in wind generation is one way Duke Energy is working to conserve our natural resources while serving our customers with affordable, reliable and increasingly clean energy. Duke Energy has invested more than $2.5 billion to build our wind power business.

An industry leader

Duke Energy entered the wind industry with the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Tierra Energy in 2007. The purchase brought us more than 1,000 megawatts of wind assets under development in the Western and Southwestern United States. And today, our growing portfolio of wind power solutions continues to evolve. Through a series of strategic acquisitions and development projects, we now own and operate a total of 15 wind farms, including a 50 percent stake in the Sweetwater project in Nolan County, Texas one of the largest wind projects in the country.

View our Wind Power Projects Fact Sheet for a summary of Duke Energy's commercial wind farms or click on one of the links at the bottom of this page for an overview of each project.

Notrees Battery Storage Project

In partnership with the Department of Energy, we recently completed our 36-megawatt Notrees Battery Storage Project, America's largest battery storage project at a wind farm.

Conserving habitat and protecting native wildlife

We hold ourselves to a high environmental standard when developing, constructing and operating our wind power projects. We are committed to studying, avoiding, minimizing and mitigating any impacts that our wind farms have on area habitats and wildlife. Biological surveys, ongoing avian monitoring, and collaborations with government wildlife resource agencies help us generate wind power responsibly.

If you are interested in contacting Duke Energy Renewables about a commercial wind power project, please e-mail us.