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2014-04-01 08:23:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) and Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) this week will jointly issue a solicitation for proposals to build and operate a second major wholesale natural gas pipeline into North Carolina to meet growing demand for the fuel in the Carolinas and possibly surrounding states. Duke Energy's increasing reliance on natural gas to generate electricity, coupled with Piedmont's growing customer demand, warrant investment in a...

2014-03-31 08:24:05

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today honors its heroes during National Lineman Appreciation Day. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Electric utilities, customers, friends and families across the country are also encouraged to recognize the men and women who maintain and restore the power delivery system so vital to people, businesses and industry. "Our line workers embody the heart and soul of Duke Energy," said Keith Trent,...

2014-03-27 08:27:49

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the need for skilled employees, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is helping community college students train for energy-related jobs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Statistics predict an aging workforce and other factors will create the demand for a significant number of craft jobs at Duke Energy over the next 10 years. "We are in a unique time when our workforce is aging; there are workers looking to...

2014-03-26 12:23:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today issued the following statement regarding the company's management and monitoring of its ash basins: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO For more than a century, Duke Energy has provided safe, reliable and affordable electricity to our customers. Coal-fired power plants produced a good portion of that electricity. Throughout the past few decades, we have dedicated significant resources to the...

2014-03-26 08:23:23

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Florida announced today it will sell 76 unused nuclear fuel assemblies from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant north of Tampa through a request for proposals (RFP) process. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO Selling and transferring nuclear fuel assemblies is safe and heavily regulated in the U.S. Federally licensed U.S. nuclear power plants and nuclear fuel fabricators are the only...

2014-03-20 20:20:58

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today notified the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) and other state and local officials that a gap has developed on the inside embankment of one of the Cape Fear ash basins. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The basin dam remains safe and structurally sound. A small depression was observed two weeks ago on the embankment of the basin, which was constructed in...

2014-03-12 12:23:06

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will complete its restoration efforts by late tonight for customers in Alamance, Guilford and Randolph counties. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO A few outages may extend beyond tonight for customers with damaged meter boxes that have not been repaired or need electrical inspections. More than 400,000 customers across the state lost power last week after the third largest ice storm hit the...

2014-03-11 20:20:53

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy is on track to restore power to 98 percent of storm-affected customers by midnight, after the third largest ice storm bowled through the Carolinas. Customer outages peaked at 414,000 on Friday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "We can't thank the community and our customers enough for their patience and support after this historic storm," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy's Carolinas...

2014-03-10 20:20:23

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy plans to restore power by midnight Tuesday to 98 percent of all customers affected by the historic ice storm. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO As of 6 p.m., about 34,000 customers remain without power. More than 757,000 customer outages have been restored, including all North Carolina schools. "We've made significant progress in our restoration efforts today," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke...

2014-03-09 16:22:12

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy crews continued to restore power to customers who were affected by the severe ice storm that blitzed the Carolinas two days ago. As of 4 p.m., approximately 137,000 customers remain without power. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "The Carolinas are suddenly enjoying warm, sunny weather, just 48 hours after one of the most devastating ice storms in recent history," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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