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Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's commercial businesses, has announced the completion of its largest-ever wind power construction projects, Los Vientos I and II in south Texas, adding 402 MW to the company's renewables fleet.

All of the output and associated renewable energy credits (RECs) from the 200 MW Los Vientos I project, located in Willacy County, are being sold to San Antonio-based utility CPS Energy under a 25-year agreement. Meanwhile, Austin Energy is buying all of the output and associated RECs from the 202 MW Los Vientos II project, sited in Willacy and Cameron counties.

Both phases of Los Vientos were completed and placed in service on time - based on customer agreements - in late December. Because of their geographical location, approximately 120 miles south of Corpus Christi and 20 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, these projects will generate the majority of their power during the day, when peak power demand is highest.

Duke Energy Renewables will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house at the Los Vientos operations and maintenance building on Jan. 26.




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