Duke Energy Renewable Services has partnered with DTE Energy Company via a five-year service agreement to operate and maintain DTE’s seven wind farms, which total 400 MW.
The fully operational wind projects consist of 247 1.6- and 1.7-MW GE turbines located in Gratiot, Sanilac, and Huron counties, Michigan. The projects began operation in 2013.
In addition to providing O&M services, Duke Energy began supplying 24/7 remote-monitoring and balance-of-plant management in January 2016.
“We are pleased to offer value to DTE Energy with our experienced boots on the ground, as well as our sophisticated monitoring center,” said Greg Wolf, President of Duke Energy Renewables and Commercial Portfolio. “DTE Energy shares in our commitment to safe and efficient operations, which ensures a beneficial partnership for years to come.”
Duke Energy Renewable Services will provide its deep experience operating wind assets and increasing customer’s energy yield during times of high electricity demand.
“DTE Energy is Michigan’s largest investor in renewable energy, and wind energy accounts for 95% of our renewable portfolio,” said Dave Harwood, DTE Energy’s director of Renewable Energy. “Wind energy plays a key role in delivering reliable, affordable and clean energy to DTE customers. We are confident that the expertise and knowledge Duke Energy Renewable Services brings to our team will help us further optimize our wind park operations.”
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