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2014-01-08 12:22:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the past few days, customers served by various Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) companies have set all-time records for winter power use. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) During the extreme weather event, the company asked for and received conservation from commercial, industrial and residential customers to help ease the burden on the utility system. "Despite the challenges of the extremely cold weather, our...

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...

2014-01-07 08:33:08

Turn off unnecessary lights and postpone household chores, where possible, that involve the use of electricity CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures across the nation continue to plummet to historic lows, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) officials are asking the company's customers to conserve power during the next 24 hours, as extreme temperatures continue. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) Below are some steps customers can take: -- The...

2014-01-06 16:23:32

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As temperatures plummet to historic lows, Duke Energy is prepared to meet its customers' energy needs across the six states it serves. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) System operators are closely monitoring the electric transmission system and the company has an adequate supply of electricity to meet demand. The extremely low temperatures will put higher stress on the equipment used to generate and deliver...

2014-01-03 08:21:22

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.78 per share. The dividend is payable on March 17, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business Feb. 14, 2014. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) This is the 88th consecutive year that Duke Energy has paid a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock. Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company...

2013-12-31 08:23:52

LONDON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Smart Grid Market in China 2012-2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Smart Grid market in China to grow at a CAGR of 28.30 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing need for grid connecting and management systems. The Smart Grid market in China has also been witnessing the increasing environmental concern. However,...

2013-12-20 16:21:55

GOLDSBORO, N.C., Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Progress' demolition specialist this morning imploded the smokestacks at the retired H.F. Lee Steam Plant as part of the company's ongoing effort to transition to cleaner energy sources. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) This was the first of two implosion events that will occur at the site. The second will demolish the boilers and is scheduled for the spring of 2014. Duke Energy's ultimate...

2013-12-19 16:23:53

The Green Source Rider offers renewable energy options for industrial and large-use customers in the state RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Utilities Commission (NCUC) has approved a new renewable energy program for certain Duke Energy Carolinas customers in North Carolina. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) The Green Source Rider, approved by the NCUC on Dec. 19, is an experimental program designed to give energy-intensive...

2013-12-19 12:23:51

Schools Will Use Grants to Take Advantage of Solar Technology COLUMBIA, S.C., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Five South Carolina schools will soon begin generating electricity using roof-top solar panels as a result of being provided financial assistance from Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE), a South Carolina nonprofit that promotes renewable energy resources. PaCE's Solar Matching Grant Pilot program targeted K-12 schools in South Carolina. The $250,000 program will cover 50 percent of a school's...

2013-12-18 12:21:21

Energy Association also adds two members to its Board of Directors CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- E(4) Carolinas' Board of Directors has elected its 2014-2015 chair and added two board members. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131218/CL35249 ) The board elected Tom Franch, senior vice president, Reactors & Services North America for AREVA, as chairman of the E(4) Carolinas Board of Directors. Franch begins his two-year term on January 1, 2014, and replaces...