Duke Energy to use Siemens wind turbines

Duke Energy will use 73 Siemens wind turbines, each capable of generating 2.3 MW of electricity, in its 168 MW Ironwood Windpower Farm in Kansas.

Duke Energy Renewables, a unit of Duke Energy, will build, own and operate the wind farm. Westar Energy will buy all of the electricity and associated renewable energy credits produced by the site under a 20-year agreement.

Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2011 with operations expected in mid-2012.

Siemens’ manufacturing facility in Hutchinson, Kan. will supply the nacelles.

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