Duke Energy's 99 MW Campbell Hill Windpower Project near Casper, Wyo., is now commercially operational.
The Campbell Hill site, located in Converse County, Wyo., features 66 turbines and supplies energy to PacifiCorp under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Including Campbell Hill, Duke Energy has 733 MW of wind power in commercial operation. Earlier this year, the utility brought the 151 MW Notrees Windpower Project in Texas and the 42 MW Silver Sage Windpower Project in Cheyenne, Wyo., online. It also acquired and brought into commercial operation the 70 MW North Allegheny Windpower Project in Blair and Cambria counties, Pa.
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 application at the Notrees site.
‘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, in a statement. ‘By adding 362 MW of wind power in just one year, Duke Energy is showing it's serious about generating electricity from renewable resources.’
SOURCE: Duke Energy Generation Services