Since 2007, Duke Energy has invested more than $2.5 billion to build its wind power business. The company has more than 1,000 megawatts of clean, renewable wind energy in commercial operation.
Investing in zero-carbon wind power is one way Duke Energy is trying to reduce its environmental footprint while meeting demand for reliable, affordable and increasingly clean electricity.
Through a series of strategic acquisitions and development projects, Duke Energy Renewables has positioned itself as a leader in the field of wind power generation.
Duke Energy entered the wind energy sector in 2007 with the acquisition of Austin, Texas-based Tierra Energy, a leading wind project development company. The purchase brought Duke Energy more than 1,000 megawatts of wind assets under development in the Western and Southwestern United States. Duke Energy finalized its purchase of Catamount Energy, based in Rutland, Vt., in September 2008 to significantly enhance its wind portfolio. The acquisition included a 50 percent stake in the Sweetwater project in Nolan County, Texas – one of the largest wind projects in the country.
Duke Energy owns and operates a total of 11 wind farms: four in Wyoming, three in Texas, and one apiece in Colorado, Kansas, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Duke Energy Renewables will put into operation another four new large-scale wind farms totaling more than 600 megawatts of zero-emission generation. These new wind farms – two in Texas, one in Kansas and one in Pennsylvania – will help us produce enough wind energy to power more than a half-million homes by 2013.
See 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 and highlights of each project.
If you are interested in contacting Duke Energy Renewables about a commercial wind power project, please e-mail us.