Duke Energy

Business News: Duke Energy earns EEI’s ‘Emergency Recovery Award’ for power restoration efforts in Carolinas after Hurricane Florence

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy has received the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) “Emergency Recovery Award” for the company’s outstanding power restoration efforts after Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina and South Carolina in September 2018. The Emergency Recovery Award is given to select EEI member companies to recognize their extraordinary efforts to restore power to customers … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy earns EEI’s ‘Emergency Recovery Award’ for power restoration efforts in Carolinas after Hurricane Florence

Business News: Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Ohio, Kentucky

CINCINNATI, OH – Jan. 9, 2019 – Duke Energy today reiterated that help managing energy bills is available for any customer who may be experiencing financial hardship, including workers affected by the federal government shutdown, which is moving into its third week. “While the government shutdown is a very visible issue now, we recognize that … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Ohio, Kentucky

Business News: Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Indiana

Duke Energy contributes $500,000 to assistance agencies in state PLAINFIELD, IN – Jan. 9, 2019 – Duke Energy today reiterated that help managing energy bills is available for any customer who may be experiencing financial hardship, including workers affected by the federal government shutdown, which is moving into its third week. “While the government shutdown … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Indiana

Business News: Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Florida

Duke Energy Foundation contributes $250,000 to assistance agencies in state ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Jan. 9, 2018 – Duke Energy today reiterated that help managing energy bills is available for any customer who may be experiencing financial hardship, including workers affected by the federal government shutdown, which is moving into its third week. “While the … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy programs available to help manage energy bills in Florida

Business News: Duke Energy board appoints Annette Clayton as board member

CHARLOTTE, NC – Duke Energy‘s board of directors today announced the appointment of Annette Clayton – CEO and president of North America Operations for French multinational corporation Schneider Electric – as a new board member, effective Jan. 7, 2019. Schneider Electric specializes in energy management, automation solutions and technology services, operating in over 100 countries. … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy board appoints Annette Clayton as board member

Business News: Duke Energy restores power to 618,000 Carolinas customers following winter storm

Duke Energy estimates power restoration times for remaining 91,000 customers CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy has restored power to 618,000 customers so far in North Carolina and South Carolina, with 91,000 customers remaining to be restored as of 5:30 p.m. today. Estimated restoration times for the remaining customers have been posted to the company’s website. … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy restores power to 618,000 Carolinas customers following winter storm

Business News: 500,000 Duke Energy customers back online since weekend winter storm; 156,000 remain without power

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy is working to restore the remaining 156,000 customers without power after this weekend’s winter storm that produced record snowfalls across the Carolinas.  The company has restored more than a half million customers since the storm struck. The public can follow the latest developments on the winter storm and Duke Energy’s … Continue reading Business News: 500,000 Duke Energy customers back online since weekend winter storm; 156,000 remain without power

General News: Duke Energy workforce of 9,000 responding to power outages in the Carolinas

– Company expecting multi-day outages due to wet snow, sleet and freezing rain – Power restored to 80,000 customers so far – Duke Energy stresses customer safety at home and on the road CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Almost 9,000 personnel are responding to Duke Energy power outages due to a winter storm that is rolling through … Continue reading General News: Duke Energy workforce of 9,000 responding to power outages in the Carolinas

Business News: Duke Energy to consolidate Uptown Charlotte office space with new building, reaffirming its commitment to Uptown

Duke Energy plans to reduce occupied space in the Uptown Charlotte area by approximately 25 percent CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today announced it will construct a 39-floor office tower to house employees currently scattered among several aging Uptown Charlotte buildings.  The move will reduce the company’s overall footprint in the Uptown Charlotte area by … Continue reading Business News: Duke Energy to consolidate Uptown Charlotte office space with new building, reaffirming its commitment to Uptown

Duke Energy aims to expand solar power to non-residential customers without large upfront investment

  CHARLOTTE, N.C./ Oct. 29, 2018 (STL.News)– Duke Energy wants non-residential customers to have another option to install solar power on their premises. The company recently filed to be a certified solar lessor with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC). Duke Energy Clean Energy Resources (DECER), a non-regulated affiliate of Duke Energy, will build, own … Continue reading Duke Energy aims to expand solar power to non-residential customers without large upfront investment

Florida News: Governor Rick Scott Thanks Businesses for Hurricane Relief Donations

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida today thanked the following businesses for their generous donations to the Florida Disaster Fund, which was activated by Governor Scott to aid those impacted by Hurricane Michael.  The Florida Disaster Fund, administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation, is the State of Florida’s official private fund … Continue reading Florida News: Governor Rick Scott Thanks Businesses for Hurricane Relief Donations

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Utility: Slope collapses at coal ash landfill

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence have caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station outside Wilmington, North Carolina. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Saturday evening that about 2,000 cubic yards (1,530 cubic … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Utility: Slope collapses at coal ash landfill

NORTH CAROLINA | State extends public comment period for Duke Energy draft consent orders

The state Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment periods for two draft consent orders that will establish agreements for Duke Energy to drain coal ash ponds more quickly at the company’s Buck, Belews Creek, Mayo and Roxboro facilities.  The consent orders will allow the utility to close out the impoundments earlier than … Continue reading NORTH CAROLINA | State extends public comment period for Duke Energy draft consent orders

Minority firms got 1 pct of $1B Duke Energy coal ash work

RALEIGH, N.C/February 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Duke Energy Corp. is making changes that could make it easier for black, female and other minority-owned construction and hauling firms to compete for work on its multibillion-dollar project to excavate and close coal-ash storage pits. Under pressure from its state regulator, the giant U.S. electricity company announced last week that … Continue reading Minority firms got 1 pct of $1B Duke Energy coal ash work