Sprint and Duke Energy Sign Agreement on 182-MW Wind Power Project in Texas

Sprint and Duke Energy Renewables have signed  a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for 173.3 MW of new wind energy. Duke Energy Renewables will build, own and operate the 182-MW Maryneal Windpower project located in Nolan County, Texas, that will come online in 2020. 
Sprint and Duke Energy Sign Agreement on 182-MW Wind Power Project in Texas

The agreement will enable Sprint to significantly reduce its carbon footprint and achieve approximately 30 percent renewable energy for its total electricity portfolio. The project will provide enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of an estimated 54,000 U.S. homes and will reduce carbon emissions equivalent to removing more than 96,000 cars from the road annually. 

The Maryneal project increases Duke Energy Renewables’ U.S. wind capacity to more than 3,000 MW. Full notice to proceed with construction will begin in early 2020 and the wind project will be fully operational by December 2020. During peak construction, the project is expected to create approximately 200 jobs.

“Wind power is contributing to a cleaner, stronger U.S. economy and the Maryneal Windpower project further expands our renewable energy presence in Texas,” said Rob Caldwell, president of Duke Energy Renewables. “We’re excited to work with Sprint to create jobs, strengthen the local economy and generate clean energy.”

 Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services advised Sprint on the Maryneal VPPA, supporting project selection and negotiations.

Nordex Acciona will supply 38 4.8-MW wind turbines for the site. Wanzek Construction is the contractor for the project.

Duke Energy is one of the nation’s top renewable energy providers – on track to own or purchase 8,000 MW of wind, solar and biomass energy by 2020.

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