Charlotte, N.C., December 1, 2009 — Duke Energy’s 99 MW Campbell Hill Windpower Project near Casper, Wyo., is now online and producing renewable electricity.
The Campbell Hill project, located in Converse County, supplies wind energy to PacifiCorp under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement.
Campbell Hill’s 66 wind turbines produce enough electricity to power about 30,000 homes annually.
With Campbell Hill now online, Duke Energy has 733 MW of wind power in commercial operation. Earlier this year, Duke Energy:
- Brought its 151-MW Notrees Windpower Project in Ector and Winkler counties, Texas, and 42-MW Silver Sage Windpower Project in Cheyenne, Wyo., online.
- Acquired and brought into commercial operation the 70-MW North Allegheny Windpower Project in Blair and Cambria counties, Pa., roughly 95 miles east of Pittsburgh.
- Committed to build the 51-MW Kit Carson Windpower Project near Burlington, Colo., in 2010.
- Announced plans to build the 200-MW Top of the World Windpower Project near Casper, Wyo., in 2010.
Last week, Duke Energy received a $22 million U.S. Department of Energy grant that the company will match to design, build and install a large-scale wind power storage solution at its Notrees site in Texas.
Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS) develops, owns and operates electric generation for large energy consumers, municipalities, utilities and industrial facilities. DEGS specializes in developing innovative and environmentally sound generation solutions using a variety of fuels, including wind and other renewable energy sources.