Duke Energy Renewables’ 61-turbine Frontier Wind Farm, located near Blackwell, Oklahoma, has begun commercial operations.
The 200 MW)facility increases Duke Energy Renewables’ U.S. wind capacity to 2,300 MW.
Amshore US Wind provided development support for the project, and Wanzek Construction was the contractor. In addition, Vestas supplied 61 V126-3.3 MW wind turbines. One blade on these machines measures 203 feet, and the height (from the tower base to the blade tip) totals 492 feet.
City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, is purchasing the power from the Frontier Windpower Project under a 22-year agreement.
A news release on Duke Renewables’ website quotes Scott Miller, general manager, City Utilities of Springfield, saying, “We’re excited about the partnership we have developed with the Frontier Windpower Project. Providing a long-term renewable source of power generation in this changing market is critical to the future of our utility.”