Duke Energy has agreed to purchase the North Allegheny Windpower Project consisting of 35 Gamesa 2 MW wind turbines from manufacturer and project developer Gamesa Energy USA. The project, located in Blair and Cambria counties, Pennsylvania, is expected to be completed and producing power by the end of 2009.

Included in the deal is a 23.5-year power purchase agreement to sell all of the wind farm’s output and associated renewable energy credits to FirstEnergy. This is Duke Energy’s first foray into wind power in the Eastern U.S. (PR Newswire, May 21, 2009)

Contact: Greg Efthimiou, Duke Energy, (704) 382-1925, windenergyinfo@duke-energy.com. www.duke-energy.com. Gamesa Energy USA, www.gamesacorp.com/en