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2014-05-16 12:23:04

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas announced today it will build and operate a 750-megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle plant at the existing Lee Steam Station site in Anderson County, S.C. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation will own 100 megawatts of the project. The decision to move forward with this project is part of a comprehensive, long-term plan to add new...

2014-01-31 08:23:02

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas customers set a new all-time record for electricity usage yesterday of 20,799 megawatt-hours (MWh) for the hour ending 8 a.m. That exceeds the previous record of 20,628 MWh set on Aug. 8, 2007. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "January 2014 has presented us with some of the coldest temperatures our customers have ever experienced in the Carolinas," said Nelson Peeler, vice president,...

2014-01-07 16:21:12

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to extremely cold temperatures and high energy demand, Duke Energy Progress and Duke Energy Carolinas customers have used more energy than any previous winter day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) With more frigid temperatures in the forecast, the company continues to ask customers to conserve electricity. System operators are closely monitoring the electric transmission system. The company has an adequate...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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