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2014-03-03 16:22:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced a $1 million contribution to support student scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors at Johnson C. Smith University. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The scholarship funds will be added to an existing Duke Energy scholarship endowment fund. The new investment will allow the university to award up to 25 scholarships each year to...

2014-03-03 08:25:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Foundation today announced a $75,000 matching gift to DonorsChoose.org to assist teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO According to program guidelines, public school teachers can submit STEM project proposals to DonorsChoose.org, where anyone can choose to help fund the project. When 50 percent of a project's request is funded...

2014-02-19 12:33:33

New Natural Capital Business Hub offers a searchable database of case studies and resources to help companies evaluate the business case for action on natural capital. PHOENIX, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unveiled at the 6th Annual GreenBiz Forum, The Natural Capital Business Hub (www.naturalcapitalhub.org) is a dynamic online resource designed to help companies uncover opportunities to enhance their bottom lines by integrating the value of natural capital into their strategy,...

2014-02-17 12:21:29

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has initiated a strategic process to exit its Midwest commercial generation business, which includes ownership interests in 13 power plants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "Our merchant power plants have delivered volatile returns in the challenging competitive market in the Midwest," said Lynn Good, president, CEO and vice chairman of Duke Energy. "This earnings profile is not a strategic fit for Duke...

2014-02-17 12:21:26

- Duke Energy is thankful for customers' patience and understanding during restoration efforts CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has restored more than 907,981 customer outages since one of the largest winter storms in the past decade hit the Carolinas on Wednesday. The multi-day weather event consisted of snow, ice and high winds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) More than 6,200 resources supported restoration efforts. These...

2014-02-16 23:01:27

Innovative Solar Systems has twelve (12) Solar Farm projects totally 620 Megawatts that qualify for the new Duke Energy RFP that was issued this week. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Duke Energy issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) this week and is seeking primarily Solar Farm projects that are over 20MW in size and can be built and commissioned by December 31, 2015. These large projects must have been filed before 2/13/2014 or they do not qualify for the RFP. Innovative Solar...

2014-02-14 16:22:25

- Significant damage in some areas affects outage duration CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon, Duke Energy reported nearly 68,700 outages as crews continue working to restore remaining outages across the Carolinas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "This storm caused extensive damage in several parts of our service area," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy's Carolina Delivery Operations. "Work at these sites...

2014-02-14 12:21:04

- Seeking 300 megawatts of new solar capacity CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 300 megawatts (MW) of new solar energy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories. The new capacity would be in service by the end of 2015. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) The RFP gives bidders the flexibility to offer power and associated renewable...

2014-02-14 08:27:35

- Significant progress expected as weather improves CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) reported about 91,000 outages as work continues across the Carolinas to restore power following a two-day, slow-moving winter storm. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "We appreciate our customers' patience and want them to know we are working diligently to return their service as safely and quickly as possible, " said Jeff Corbett,...

2014-02-13 20:20:51

- Previously unaffected areas saw outages today CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early this evening, Duke Energy reported about 135,000 outages as the company worked to restore power after a lingering two-day winter storm. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "With Thursday's second blast of winter weather, we are now experiencing outages in new areas and those hardest hit," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy's Carolinas Delivery...


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