Duke Energy to build wind energy projects in Texas

Duke Energy Renewables, will build, own and operate the Los Vientos III and IV Windpower Projects, sited in South Texas near Rio Grande City in Starr County. Each will produce 200 MW of renewable electricity, enough to collectively power about 120,000 homes.

Austin Energy will purchase the output and associated renewable energy credits from the wind farms under two 25-year power purchase agreements.

Austin Energy also purchases the power from Duke Energy Renewables’ Los Vientos II Windpower Project in Willacy and Cameron Counties.

Duke Energy Renewables will begin construction of the projects in the fourth quarter of this year, with an in-service date expected in early 2015 for Los Vientos III and mid-2016 for Los Vientos IV.

Vestas will supply 200 2-MW turbines for the two wind projects.

Once in operation, the 400 MW produced by Los Vientos III and IV will bring Duke Energy’s total wind-generated capacity to more than 2,000 MW, which firmly establishes Duke Energy Renewables in the top 10 for wind production in the country.

Previous articleSempra Energy plans out C-level succession plan
Next articleFirst Solar buys 250 MW solar power project in Nevada
The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

No posts to display