Duke Energy invests in renewable energy in Pennsylvania
Duke Energy Renewables is investing in wind energy in Pennsylvania by announcing plans to build and operate a 69-megawatt wind farm in Lycoming County, AOL reports.
The Laurel Hill Windpower Project will feature 30 wind turbines made by Siemens that will collectively generate enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes, according to the news source. A 25-year power purchase agreement with Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation has helped support the project.
The new facility at Laurel Hill will add to the Duke Energy's 42,432-megawatt wind power capacity.
According to Bright Energy, the Laurel Hill facility will be the second wind farm in Pennsylvania for Duke Energy. Its other wind farm is located in Blair and Cambria counties, approximately 95 miles east of Pittsburgh. This facility, the North Allegheny Windpower Project, generates 70 megawatts. Duke Energy acquired the wind farm in May 2009 from Gamesa Energy USA.
In addition to Pennsylvania, Duke Energy has plans to build two windpower projects in Kansas and another in Texas. The electricity provider also operates a wind farm in Wisconsin.