Duke Energy Renewable Services has signed a long-term agreement to service Pattern Energy Group's 283 MW Gulf Wind energy project, located in Armstrong, Texas.
According to the terms of the deal, Duke will supply operations and maintenance (O&M) services for three years with an option for a two-year extension. The contract period begins in November.
The Gulf Wind project, which is powered by 118 2.4-MW Mitsubishi MWT95 turbines on 9,600 acres, began operating in 2009.
Duke Energy Renewable Services, an organization resulting from Duke Energy's 2012 acquisition of Minnesota-based Outland Energy Services, has deep experience operating wind assets and increasing customer's energy yield during times of high electricity demand.
In fact, Duke's O&M unit has provided maintenance services at Pattern's Burney, Calif.-based Hatchet Ridge wind farm since 2012.