Duke Energy's Top of the World wind project near Casper, Wyo., is now online and producing electricity. The 200 MW wind farm is made up of 110 wind turbines and supplies wind energy to PacifiCorp under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.
With Top of the World now producing electricity, Duke Energy has 935 MW of wind power in commercial operation. This figure will rise to nearly 1,000 MW later this year when the 51 MW Kit Carson wind project in eastern Colorado comes online.
One of the turbine blades atop Tower 90 at Top of the World was inspected by President Barack Obama during his visit to the Siemens manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, in April. Siemens supplied 44 wind turbines for the project, and GE supplied 66 turbines.
SOURCE: Duke Energy