Duke Energy launches Maryneal Windpower project

Published on July 28, 2021 by Douglas Clark

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Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions has launched its 182-megawatt (MW) Maryneal Windpower project in Nolan County, Texas, increasing its domestic wind capacity to over 3,000 MW.

The venue would provide enough renewable energy to serve more than 54,000 homes. Two years ago, Sprint, now part of T-Mobile, agreed to a 12-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the 173.3 MW project’s wind generation.

“Wind projects such as Maryneal contribute to a cleaner, stronger economy and help create a more diverse energy infrastructure in Texas,” Chris Fallon, president of Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, said. “We’re excited to work with T-Mobile to create jobs, strengthen the local economy, and generate clean energy while also helping them address their renewable energy goal.”

The project is expected to enable T-Mobile to greatly reduce its carbon footprint and match approximately 9 percent of T-Mobile’s energy consumption.

“Projects like Maryneal Windpower play a huge role in T-Mobile’s commitments to fight climate change and bring us another step closer to achieving our goal of using 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2021 – even after our merger with Sprint in 2020 almost doubled our company footprint,” said Brigitta Witt, T-Mobile vice president of Social Impact and Sustainability. “Working with companies like Duke Energy, we’re able to make a positive impact not only on the environment but also in the local community – it’s a win-win for everyone involved.”