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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...

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....


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