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2014-02-13 12:21:56

- Preparing for multi-day outages in some areas CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 8 a.m., Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) reported about 190,000 outages the day after a winter storm rolled through the Carolinas. About 3,400 Duke Energy crews are in the field today continuing power restoration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) More crews are on the way. "Some of our service territory took a hard blow from the storm," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice...

2014-02-12 20:20:45

-- Storm still active in certain Duke Energy regions CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 6 p.m., Duke Energy reported about 130,000 outages as a winter storm rolls through the Carolinas. But the storm is still active in the company's territory. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) Current outages are mainly in the Duke Energy Progress service area, near Wilmington, N.C., Florence, S.C., and Hartsville, S.C. "We are in the midst of a severe winter...

2014-02-12 16:21:32

- Extra crews arrive from the company's Midwest and Florida areas CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has about 3,400 restoration personnel in place as a winter storm begins to move through its Carolinas service territory. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) The crews include about 500 from the company's Midwest and Florida operations. They will bolster the company's regular complement of line technicians, service crews and other...

2014-02-11 16:22:09

- Company meteorologists monitoring storm's path and potential impact CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has begun moving crews in anticipation of a winter storm expected to cover its Carolinas service territory with snow, sleet and ice. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) A total of 150 workers are en route from the company's Midwest operations to Greensboro, N.C., and another 250 are coming up from Florida and will be staged in Florence,...

2014-02-08 20:20:09

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy this afternoon completed the installation of a permanent plug at its site in Eden, N.C., to stop releases from an ash basin at the Dan River Steam Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) Overnight, crews filled a section of the pipe with a concrete grout material and capping system. The material cured and hardened over the next 12 hours and was successfully tested by workers Saturday...

2014-02-07 20:20:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today pledged to take care of the Dan River and its surrounding environment as the company continues to address the coal ash release that began several days ago at the company's Dan River power plant in Eden, N.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) "We apologize and will use all available resources to take care of the river," said Paul Newton, Duke Energy president -- North Carolina....

2014-02-06 20:20:54

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Test results from water samples analyzed by Duke Energy overnight and today demonstrate that water quality continues to improve downstream of the Dan River Steam Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) On Sunday, a break in a stormwater pipe beneath the ash basin caused a release of ash basin water and ash into the river. Drinking water supplies remain safe. Tonight, the North Carolina Department of...

2014-02-06 00:22:03

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people using an array of heavy equipment worked through the night and today making progress at the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "We are exploring multiple options to permanently and safely seal the broken stormwater pipe that has released ash into the river. Flow to the river significantly decreased throughout the day Tuesday. It fluctuated a bit earlier...

2014-02-04 16:24:46

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Work continues today at the Dan River Steam Station in Rockingham County, N.C., to manage the release of ash and ash basin water into the Dan River. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "We're working closely with local, state and federal authorities," said Keith Trent, executive vice president. "Company leaders, engineers, scientists, environmental specialists, industry experts and plant personnel assembled at...

2014-02-04 00:20:22

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) engineers have had some success stemming the flow from an ash pond at Dan River Steam Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) A temporary plug periodically mitigated the leakage into the Dan River throughout the day, and a team of experts continues to work on a solution to completely stop the release. Latest calculations by the company estimate 50,000 to 82,000 tons of ash has been...