Duke Energy to supply for two Wisconsin wind farms

Duke Energy has entered a five-year service agreement for two wind projects in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.

These projects will be owned by Madison Gas and Electric and Wisconsin Public Service.

The Lincoln Wind Energy is a 9.2MW project owned by Wisconsin Public Service and consists of 14 Vestas V47 turbines.

The Rosiere wind project, owned by Madison Gas and Electric, generates 11.2MW of power and use 17 Vestas V47 turbines. Both these projects are providing service since 1999.

These contracts shows that company owns a growing footprint as a financially strong, safe and dependable services provider, said, Greg Wolf, president, Duke Energy Renewables.

Partnering with Duke Renewable Services to ensure the continued exceptional operation of the Lincoln Wind Energy Facility is a thrilling experience, said, Doug Bishop, maintenance manager, wind generation, Wisconsin Public Service.

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The Rosiere and Lincoln wind farms are one of the service agreements acquired by Duke Energy Renewables this year.

Duke Energy Renewable Services has deep experience operating wind assets and procuring parts for its customers at competitive pricing, said, Jeff Wehner, vice president, Duke Energy Renewables.

Company’s ability to leverage the operational experience and buying power allows providing cost-effective maintenance that result in greater performance and service value, added Wehner.

Last Month, Duke Energy made a $500 million commitment to solar power in North Carolina that helps it meet North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS).

The company will acquire and construct three solar facilities totaling 128 MW of capacity. The three facilities will be located in Bladen, Duplin and Wilson counties.

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