in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Charlotte, N.C.-based Duke Energy says it will build and operate a 200 MW wind energy project near Casper, Wyo. The Top of the World Windpower Project will be the company's ninth U.S. wind farm and its fourth in Wyoming.

Duke Energy plans to construct the project on approximately 17,000 acres of private and public land it holds under long-term lease in Converse County. The project is expected to reach commercial operation by the end of 2010.

PacifiCorp, which operates as Rocky Mountain Power in Wyoming, will purchase all of the electricity generated by the Top of the World project and the associated renewable energy certificates (RECs) as part of a 20-year power purchase agreement. PacifiCorp previously contracted to buy all of the output and RECs from Duke Energy's nearby 99 MW Campbell Hill Windpower Project, scheduled to come online later this year.

Duke Energy expects to start construction on the Top of the World project later this year or in early 2010, upon receipt of all necessary permits. Duke Energy will use at least 66 1.5 MW GE turbines. These units represent the balance of turbines Duke Energy arranged to purchase from GE in a procurement order announced in September 2008. Negotiations for the remainder of the wind turbine supply to be used at Top of the World project are under way.

SOURCE: Duke Energy


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015