Duke has 22-year deal with Missouri municipal for 200-MW wind project

Frontier Windpower LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) with a 200-MW wind project in Oklahoma, on Jan. 4 submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission a notice of self-certification as an exempt wholesale generator.

Frontier Windpower is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Duke Energy Renewables Holding Co. LLC. Duke Energy Renewables Holding is a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Cinergy Corp., a direct, wholly-owned subsidiary of Duke Energy.

Frontier Windpower is currently engaged in the development and construction of an approximately 200 MW (nameplate) wind facility located in Kay County, Oklahoma. The facility will consist of fifty-six Vestas V126 3.3-MW wind turbine generators and five Vestas V126 3.0-MW wind turbines interconnected by a series of transmission facilities. It will interconnect to Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s transmission system via a point of interconnection with the Ranch Road 345-kV bus at the Ranch Road Substation located in Kay County.

Frontier Windpower is party to a Power Purchase Agreement with City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, dated as of Nov. 20, 2015. Under the agreement, Frontier Windpower will sell 100% of the net electric energy produced by the facility, as well as associated environmental attributes to Springfield Utilities. The deal has a term of 22 years from the date of commercial operation.

About Barry Cassell 20414 Articles
Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.