Duke Energy to construct 69-MW wind power facility in Pennsylvania
Sep 13, 2011 - US utility Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) said Tuesday it would build its second wind power plant in Pennsylvania with capacity of 69 MW.
The Laurel Hill project, located in Lycoming county, will include 30 wind turbines by German engineering firm Siemens AG (ETR:SIE). It is estimated to produce enough power to meet the needs of 20,000 local households. The wind farm's output will be sold to Delaware Municipal Electric Corp under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
Duke Energy Renewables, a unit of Duke Energy, will build, owns and operate the facility. Construction started in August, while the plant is to be completed by September 2012.
In Pennsylvania Duke Energy also owns the 70-MW North Allegheny wind farm in Blair and Cambria counties. The company has spend over USD 1.75 billion (EUR 1.3bn) since 2007 on its wind and solar power businesses.