Duke Energy said today it will develop another wind-energy project in Wyoming, selling the power to two utilities in that region.
The 42-watt project in Cheyenne will be Duke's third wind facility in Wyoming. A 29-megawatt project in Cheyenne went online last September, and Duke plans to complete a 99-megawatt project near Casper by year's end. Duke will sell all the power from its latest project to Cheyenne Light Fuel & Power and Colorado-based Platte River Power Authority. It did not disclose terms. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2009.
Duke has more than 500 megawatts of wind-power projects in place and is developing another 5,000 megawatts. Its McGuire nuclear plant on Lake Norman, by comparison, has a capacity of 2,200 megawatts.