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Duke Energy

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit’s regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.

Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2019 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2019 “America’s Best Employers” list. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center contains news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. 

    These Women Found Fulfilling Careers in Energy Image

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    03-06-20

    These Women Found Fulfilling Careers in Energy

    Duke Energy | Illumination

    Women make up about 20 percent of the country’s utility industry workforc...

    Duke Energy Earns Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2020 Distinction Image

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    02-27-20

    Duke Energy Earns Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2020 Distinction

    Duke Energy is proud to once again be named to Forbes’ “Best Employers for Diversity” list. 

    The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers, with whom we ...

    Duke Energy Renewables Donates $12,000 to Creswell, N.C., Volunteer Fire Department Image

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    02-24-20

    Duke Energy Renewables Donates $12,000 to Creswell, N.C., Volunteer Fire Department

    The Creswell, N.C., Volunteer Fire Department will soon add 2,000 feet of new fire hose to its firefighting arsenal thanks to a $12,000 donation from Duke Energy Renewables.

    Creswell, located in Washington County, is home to one of Duke Energy’s 40 solar energy plants located in North Caro...

    Duke Energy Earns Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index Image

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    02-03-20

    Duke Energy Earns Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index

    Duke Energy has received a perfect score for the third year in a row on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking study that annually ranks companies on LGBTQ-friendly corporate practices and policies.

    Duke Energy’s score of 100% earned the company ...

    Duke Energy Renewables’ Largest Texas Solar Project Now Online Image

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    02-03-20

    Duke Energy Renewables’ Largest Texas Solar Project Now Online

    Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), announced that its 100-megawatt (MW-alternating current) Lapetus Solar project in Andrews County, Texas, began commercial operation in December 2019.

    It is Duke Energy’s second solar project in commercial operation in Texas a...

    Duke Energy Named One of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for Third Consecutive Year Image

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    01-30-20

    Duke Energy Named One of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for Third Consecutive Year

    After a year in which the company continued providing cleaner energy to its customers, shifting to more flexible, low- and no-carbon sources while maintaining high reliability and rates below the national average, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2020 list of the World...

    Smithfield Foods Generates Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater to Power North Carolina Communities Image

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    01-09-20

    Smithfield Foods Generates Renewable Natural Gas from Wastewater to Power North Carolina Communities

     Smithfield Foods, Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio, LLC, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) ...

    Duke Energy Provides Nearly $300,000 in Grants to Support Species Protection, Water Resources, Pollinator Programs in Florida Image

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    12-17-19

    Duke Energy Provides Nearly $300,000 in Grants to Support Species Protection, Water Resources, Pollinator Programs in Florida

    The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded more than a quarter-million dollars to 16 nonprofit organizations committed to protecting and restoring Florida’s vital natural resources.

    The grants will fund programs that protect and rehabilitate Florida wildlife, as well as conserve and restore na...

    Duke Energy Contributes $500,000 to Protect Wetlands in Unity Park in Greenville, S.C. Image

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    12-03-19

    Duke Energy Contributes $500,000 to Protect Wetlands in Unity Park in Greenville, S.C.

    Duke Energy today announced a $500,000 grant to enhance and protect natural wetlands in Greenville’s Unit...

    $300,000 in Grants From Duke Energy Will Aid Triangle to Transition to More Electric Buses Image

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    11-20-19

    $300,000 in Grants From Duke Energy Will Aid Triangle to Transition to More Electric Buses

    A pair of grants totaling $300,000 from Duke Energy Corp. will help two transit agencies in the Triangle area fund electric bus-charging stations that are being incorporated into their fleets.

    “We’re pleased our grants can help transit agencies in the Triangle area transition to cleaner bu...

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