Duke Energy to build 110MW wind power project in Texas

3 September 2014 (Last Updated September 3rd, 2014 18:30)

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial unit of Duke Energy, will construct, own and operate a 110MW wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County in Texas, the US.

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Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial unit of Duke Energy, will construct, own and operate a 110MW wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County in Texas, the US.

The power produced by this plant will be purchased by Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) through a 25-year agreement.

Duke Energy Renewables president Greg Wolf said: "We're proud to be partnering with these progressive utilities to make renewable energy more widely available to their customers.

"One of the key advantages of our Los Vientos projects is they generate the majority of their power during the day, when customer demand is greatest."

Once completed, Los Vientos V will be able to provide emissions-free power for around 33,000 homes.

"Los Vientos projects can generate the majority of their power during the day, when customer demand is greatest."

The project, which will use 55 2MW turbines delivered by Vestas Wind Systems, is expected to be completed by late 2015.

Following the completion of Los Vientos III and IV, which were announced in 2014, and Los Vientos V, the firm's total wind generated capacity will reach more than 2,100MW.

Once all these projects are operational, Duke Energy Renewables expects to become one of the top ten companies to generate wind power in the country.

Currently, the company has 15 wind farms and 21 solar farms in operation in 12 states, totaling approximately 1,800MW.


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