Duke Energy to build 200 MW wind project in Oklahoma

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Duke Energy Renewables announced plans to build a 200-MW wind power project in Oklahoma, the company’s first renewables project in the state.

With this Duke Energy Renewables will increase its U.S wind capacity to more than 2,000 megawatts (MW).

Duke Energy Renewables will build, own and operate the Frontier Windpower Project, sited in Kay County, east of Blackwell, Okla. Vestas will supply 61 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines for the project.

The power will be sold to City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., under a 22-year agreement.

The wind farm will produce enough emissions-free electricity to power about 60,000 homes, Duke Energy said.

“We’re investing heavily in renewable energy and surpassing 2,000 megawatts of wind power is a significant accomplishment for our company,” said Greg Wolf, president of Duke Energy’s Commercial Portfolio.

Construction is scheduled to accelerate in the first quarter of next year, and the Frontier Windpower Project is expected to be operational by the end of 2016.

It will consist of 61 Vestas V126-3.3 MW wind turbines. Duke Energy Renewables has successfully partnered with Vestas on many of its Texas wind projects.

Rajani Baburajan

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