Japan's Sumitomo and Duke Energy complete first wind joint venture in the US

Sumitomo Corp. of America, a subsidiary of Japan's Sumitomo Corp., and Duke Energy Renewables have completed the first of the joint venture partners' two wind farms in the US state of Kansas.

The 131 MW facility, known as the Cimarron II Windpower Project, will sell all of its electricity to Kansas City Power Light under the terms of a 20-year agreement.

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, sold a 50 percent stake in Cimarron II and the 168 MW Ironwood Windpower Project, also in Kansas, to Sumitomo Corp. of America in April.

Duke, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and has been aggressive in the US renewables market, now owns or partially owns 11 wind farms and 11 solar farms in eight states, totalling more than 1,000 MW of electricity generating capacity.

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Tags: Wind , Electricity , Japan , Solar
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