Duke Energy, Sumitomo to dedicate second Kansas wind farm

          Duke Energy, Sumitomo to dedicate second Kansas wind farm

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 18, 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Duke Energy Renewables and
Sumitomo Corp. of America, part of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corp., announced today
the completion of the second of the joint venture partners' two Kansas wind
farms – the Ironwood Windpower Project in Ford County.

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Topeka-based Westar Energy purchases all of the zero-emission electricity and
associated renewable energy credits produced by the 168-megawatt (MW) Ironwood
Windpower Project under the terms of a 20-year agreement.

Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, sold a
50-percent stake in Ironwood and the 131-MW Cimarron II Windpower Project in
Gray County to Sumitomo Corp. of America in April. Duke Energy Renewables
operates and maintains Ironwood and Cimarron II, with Sumitomo Corp. of
America actively involved in management of the projects.

The companies will host a dedication event for the Kansas windpower projects
in Dodge City on Oct. 25, followed by a tour of the facilities.

About Duke Energy Renewables
Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Businesses, is a
leader in developing innovative wind and solar energy generation projects for
customers throughout the United States. The company's growing portfolio of
commercial renewable assets includes 13 wind farms and 12 solar farms in
operation in eight states, totaling more than 1,200 megawatts in
electric-generating capacity. Learn more at www.duke-energy.com/renewables.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 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.

About Sumitomo Corporation of America and Sumitomo Corporation
Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Sumitomo Corporation (SC), a Japanese integrated trading and investment
enterprise engaged in multifaceted business activities with consolidated
assets of $87.8 billion. These activities include selling a variety of
domestic products and services, conducting import/export and trilateral
business transactions, providing domestic and international business
investment, and participating in numerous other profitable activities
facilitated by its global network and the relationships of trust built with
corporate business partners and consumers in various industrial sectors around
the world. With a 400-year history, the Company continues its efforts in
conservation for the environment through its renewable energy activities. For
more information, visit www.sumitomocorp.com or www.sumitomocorp.co.jp.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Duke Energy               Tammie McGee          980-373-8812
                          24-Hour               800-559-3853
Sumitomo Corp. of America Jewelle Yamada        212-207-0574
                          Vanessa Goldschneider 212-207-0567

SOURCE Duke Energy

Website: http://www.duke-energy.com