Duke Energy steps up US wind farm development

US power company Duke Energy announced it is building a new 51 megawatt (MW) wind farm in eastern Colorado and has acquired another 70MW facility in Pennsylvania.

Duke says it will develop the 51MW Kit Carson wind power Project on 6,000 acres of land under a long-term lease near Burlington, Colorado.

The company has a signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to supply customers of the 44 electric cooperatives that comprise the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. The project is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of 2010. The Kit Carson wind will consist of 34 1.5MW GE turbines.

To construct the wind farm, Duke Energy will draw upon the supply of turbines it arranged to purchase from Log in to read complete article.

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