CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke Energy Renewable Services has signed five-year service agreements for two wind projects in Kewaunee County, Wis., owned by Madison Gas and Electric and Wisconsin Public Service.
Duke began supplying each project with service and maintenance work on Sept. 24.
"These contracts are a testimony to our growing footprint as a financially strong, safe and dependable services provider," said Greg Wolf, president of Duke Energy Renewables. "We are pleased to partner with successful wind power companies who share our commitment to safety, efficiency and environmental stewardship."
The Lincoln Wind Energy Facility is a 9.2-megawatt project owned by Wisconsin Public Service and consists of 14 Vestas V47 turbines.
The Rosiere wind project, owned by Madison Gas and Electric, generates 11.2 megawatts of power via 17 Vestas V47 turbines.
Each project has been in service since 1999.
"We look forward to partnering with Duke Renewable Services to ensure the continued exceptional operation of our Lincoln Wind Energy Facility," said Doug Bishop, maintenance manager of wind generation for Wisconsin Public Service.
Duke Energy Renewables adds the Lincoln and Rosiere wind projects to a growing list of service agreements it has acquired this year.
"Duke Energy Renewable Services has deep experience operating wind assets and procuring parts for its customers at competitive pricing," said Jeff Wehner, vice president of Duke Energy Renewables. "Our ability to leverage our operational experience and buying power allows us to provide cost-effective maintenance that result in greater performance and service value."
"We are looking forward to working with our new operation and maintenance partner, DE Renewable Services, at the Rosiere Wind Farm," said Stephen Pitts, construction engineering manager for Madison Gas and Electric.
Duke Energy Renewable Services is an organization resulting from Duke Energy's 2012 acquisition of Minnesota-based Outland Energy Services.
About Duke Energy Renewables
Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Businesses, is a leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy generation projects for customers throughout the United States. The company's growing portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 15 wind farms and 21 solar farms in operation in 12 states, totaling about 1,800 megawatts in electric-generating capacity. Learn more at duke-energy.com/renewables.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: duke-energy.com.
About Madison Gas and Electric
MGE generates and distributes electricity to 141,000 customers in Dane County, Wis., and purchases and distributes natural gas to 147,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE's parent company is MGE Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: MGEE). The company's roots in the Madison area date back more than 150 years.
About Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group Inc. (NYSE: TEG), is an investor-owned electric and natural gas utility headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. It serves approximately 445,000 electric customers and 323,000 natural gas customers in residential, agricultural, industrial and commercial markets. It also provides electric power to wholesale customers. The company's service area includes northeastern Wisconsin and an adjacent portion of Upper Michigan. Additional information is available online at wisconsinpublicservice.com.