Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's commercial portfolio, is building a large-scale wind project in Oklahoma – its first renewables project in the state.
The 200 MW Frontier Windpower Project, comprising 61 Vestas V126-3.3 MW turbines, will be located east of Blackwell in Kay County.
The facility will be built, owned and operated by Duke Energy. Amshore US Wind provided development support for the project, which will be built by Wanzek Construction. The power will be sold under a 22-year agreement to City Utilities of Springfield, Mo.
Construction is scheduled to accelerate in the first quarter of 2016, and operations are expected by the end of 2016.
‘We are excited to be working with the community and local landowners as we get our first project in this wind-rich state under way. The facility will help City Utilities meet its renewable energy goals while creating economic development opportunities for Kay County,’ says Greg Wolf, president of Duke Energy's commercial portfolio.