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Wind Energy

 

Since launching its first wind power project in 2008, Duke Energy Renewables now generates more than 2,100 megawatts of wind power at 18 wind farms across the country, providing enough zero-carbon energy to power more than half a million homes. Two other wind projects are under construction, which will add an additional 400 MW in 2016.

(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 $3 billion to build our wind power business.

As well as operating its own assets, the business offers operations and maintenance services to third-party wind operators through Duke Energy Renewable Services. Operations and maintenance of renewables sites is supported by the sophisticated Renewable Energy Monitoring Center in Charlotte, N.C., which uses powerful and secure technology to optimize performance at wind and solar power plants across 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 built the 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.