Duke Energy Planning 69 MW Wind Farm In Pennsylvania

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Duke Energy Renewables says it plans to build a new wind farm in north central Pennsylvania and sell all of the renewable electricity it generates to Delaware Municipal Electric Corp. under a 25-year agreement.

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate the 69 MW Laurel Hill Windpower Project in Lycoming County. The wind farm will consist of 30 Siemens wind turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 MW.

Duke started construction of the project in August and expects it to achieve commercial operation by September 2012.

Laurel Hill will be Duke Energy Renewables' second wind farm in Pennsylvania. The company already owns and operates the 70 MW North Allegheny Windpower Project in Blair and Cambria counties.

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