Duke Energy orders 200 MW of Siemens wind turbines, 202 MW of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbines for two phases of Los Vientos Windpower Project in Willacy County, Texas; construction at both sites to begin in December, operations slated by late 2012

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina , October 18, 2011 (press release) – Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK - News) today announced agreements with Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to provide wind turbines for the two phases of Duke Energy's Los Vientos Windpower Project in Willacy County, Texas.

Siemens will provide 87 2.3-megawatt (MW) turbines for Duke Energy Renewables' 200-MW Los Vientos I Windpower Project. MHI was chosen to supply 84 2.4-MW turbines for the 202-MW Los Vientos II Windpower Project. Both sites expect the first delivery of turbines by early June 2012.

Construction at both project sites will begin in December 2011, with commercial operation of the wind farms anticipated by late 2012.

Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Businesses, is a leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy solutions for customers throughout the United States. The company's growing portfolio of commercial renewable assets includes 10 wind farms and four solar farms in operation in six states, totaling approximately 1,000 megawatts in electric-generating capacity. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

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