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Duke Energy Brings Wyoming Wind Power Project On Line (Company Added 362 Megawatts in 2009) December 01, 2009

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Duke Energy’s Campbell Hill Windpower Project near Casper, Wyo., is now on line and producing clean, renewable electricity.

The 99-megawatt (MW) Campbell Hill project, located in Converse County, supplies wind energy to PacifiCorp under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement. Campbell Hill’s 66 wind turbines produce enough electricity to power approximately 30,000 homes annually.

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 million U.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.”

Photographs of Duke Energy’s Campbell Hill Windpower Project are available on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dukeenergy/sets/72157622907041138/

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.


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