A unit of Duke Energy Corp (DUK:US), the largest U.S. utility owner by market value, has started producing power at wind farms in Texas with 402 megawatts of combined capacity.
The 200-megawatt Los Vientos I project in Willacy County is selling power to CPS Energy Products Inc. and the 202-megawatt Los Vientos II project in Wilacy and Cameron Counties is selling power to Austin Energy, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke Energy Renewables said today in a statement.
The projects will “boost economic development, support the local school districts, and be a source of dependable tax revenue for years to come,” Duke Energy Renewables President Greg Wolf said in the statement.
Duke’s unit, with enough capacity to power half a million homes, now has more than 1,700 megawatts of wind and solar capacity, Wolf said.
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