Duke Buying Renewable Energy Company Catamount
Duke Energy Corp. will buy privately held Catamount Energy Corp. for $240 million, plus assumed debt, to bolster its wind energy generation capability.
Duke bought the Rutland, Vt.-based renewable energy company from private-equity firm Diamond Castle Holdings LLC.
Catamount currently operates facilities providing 300 megawatts of renewable energy.
In May 2007, Duke bought Austin, Texas-based Tierra Energy, which builds wind power and natural gas-fired power generation facilities for an undisclosed amount.