Duke Energy adds 800 MW of wind power in 2012

Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK)’s Commercial Businesses, announced today the completion of its 402 MW Los Vientos I and II wind farms in south Texas.

All of the output and associated renewable energy credits from the project in are being sold to San Antonio-based CPS Energy under a 25-year agreement. Austin Energy is buying the output and renewable energy credits from the 202 MW Los Vientos II Windpower Project.

Both phases of Los Vientos were completed and placed into service on time -- based on customer agreements -- in late December.

In addition to the two Los Vientos wind farms, Duke Energy Renewables completed three other wind projects in 2012, including the 168 MW Ironwood Windpower Project in Ford County, Kan, the 131 MW Cimarron II Windpower Project in Gray County, Kan, and the 69 MW Laurel Hill Windpower Project in Lycoming County, Pa.

Duke Energy also has three other windpower projects in Texas: Sweetwater in Nolan County; Ocotillo in Howard County; and Notrees in Ector and Winkler Counties.

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