Duke Energy Announces 350 MW Frontier Windpower II

Duke Energy Announces 350 MW Frontier Windpower II

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, has announced plans for the largest wind project in its fleet, the 350 MW Frontier Windpower II project in Kay County, Okla.

The project is an expansion of Frontier Windpower, which has been operational since December 2016. Once complete, Frontier I and II will generate a total of 550 MW of wind energy – together, enough to power approximately 193,000 homes.

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Duke Energy Announces 200 MW Texas Wind Farm

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of utility Duke Energy, plans to build, own and operate the 200 MW Mesteño Wind Project in Starr County, Texas.

The wind farm’s output will be sold into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. Duke Energy Renewables will enter into a long-term hedge agreement covering the majority of the expected wind energy production.

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Celebrating a new Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables hosts dedication ceremony for 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project

Celebrating a new Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables hosts dedication ceremony for 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 supporters attended a dedication ceremony May 31 for Duke Energy Renewables' Frontier Windpower Project, a 200-megawatt (MW) facility near Blackwell, Oklahoma.

State Rep. John Pfeiffer, who was the keynote speaker at the event, said, "Wind energy is progressive and beneficial to the economy of Oklahoma. I'm grateful to companies like Duke Energy Renewables that are unlocking the potential of this important resource to the benefit of our state."

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Duke Energy Renewables hosts dedication ceremony for 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project

Duke Energy Renewables hosts dedication ceremony for 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project

The facility located just east of Blackwell, Oklahoma, is expected to generate enough "emission-free" energy to power about 60,000 average-sized homes.

Each of the 203-foot-long turbine blades, sitting atop 287-foot-tall steel posts, will harness the power of winds which average 16 mph. Duke Energy chose the 11-mile-long Blackwell site because the wind is almost always blowing there, typically from the south or southwest. The massive turbines will start to spin in as little as 6 mph of wind.

 Wind turbines produce no greenhouse gas emissions however the spinning blades are a threat to birds and bats.

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Duke Energy Renewables' 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project delivering power

Duke Energy Renewables has completed its large-scale wind power plant in Oklahoma, the 200-megawatt (MW) Frontier Windpower Project.

The wind facility, located in Kay County, east of Blackwell, became operational in late December 2016, and increases Duke Energy Renewables’ U.S. wind capacity to 2,300 megawatts (MW).

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