Duke Energy Appoints New Executive To Lead Wind Power Development

Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS), part of Duke Energy's commercial businesses, has appointed Tony Dorazio senior vice president for wind energy development.

Dorazio, who previously helped launch London-based BP Alternative Energy's wind power business, will lead the project development efforts of the Duke Energy unit.

Dorazio will focus on the development of DEGS' wind power projects, including wind farm site selection; permit application processes; marketing projects to potential large-scale electricity buyers; and identifying opportunities to grow the business.

DEGS owns and operates 733 MW of renewable electric generation at seven wind farms in Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. The company expects to bring an additional 251 MW online this year through the construction of wind farms in Wyoming and Colorado. DEGS plans to bring 200 MW to 300 MW of new wind power online annually for the foreseeable future.

Dorazio brings 28 years of energy industry experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia to Duke Energy. Prior to joining BP, he served as a vice president at Vestas' U.S. headquarters in Portland, Ore.

SOURCE: Duke Energy Generation Services

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