Wind Energy Solutions | Duke Energy Renewables

Wind Energy Solutions

Duke Energy has been providing wind energy solutions to businesses, developers and small utilities for over a decade. Since 2007, we have invested more than $5 billion to provide innovative, affordable and sustainable clean energy solutions.

Duke Energy Renewables is a leader in the wind energy industry, with over 23 wind sites in operation or construction that generate over 3,400 megawatts (MW) of wind electricity across the United States.

Wind power is generated through rotating wind turbines that harness the kinetic energy of moving air, which is then converted into electricity to be transferred and used. Wind energy is one of the most developed renewable energy sources available. It is highly efficient, clean and readily available.

Wind energy plays an important role in the future of our nation’s energy supply, satisfying an increasing demand for reliable clean energy. Our wind energy sites provide many important advantages, including:

  • Helping customers meet their renewables mandates or goals with dependable, clean energy
  • Providing valuable tax revenue year after year to the communities that host our wind power projects
  • Creating jobs, particularly during construction
  • Providing a steady, supplemental source of revenue for participating landowners

Generating electricity from renewable resources, such as wind, plays an increasingly significant role in the transition to cleaner energy in the U.S. This is why we continue to develop innovative, renewable power projects that make good financial sense for businesses while preserving the wildlife and habitats within our project footprints.

We consider many factors when building wind projects. We select sites that have:

  • Abundant wind resources
  • Favorable federal and state policies for renewable energy
  • Land available for lease
  • Minimal environmental impact
  • A local need for renewable energy generation
  • The ability to connect to the power grid

Before building, we must also secure permits for each project, determine that the project is financially viable and has a favorable risk profile, and then secure a power purchaser. Prior to construction, we sign contracts to sell the electricity produced by each wind farm. Often, our renewable energy projects help utilities, municipalities or businesses meet their renewable energy goals.

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Wind Energy Projects

With more than 2,300 megawatts of wind nationwide, Duke Energy Renewables is a leading provider of wind turbine energy. Please read our case studies to learn more about how we were able to provide wind energy solutions for large companies, schools and utilities across the country.