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2014-02-03 16:21:58

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Progress and the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA) have entered into exclusive discussions regarding the potential purchase by Duke Energy Progress of NCEMPA's ownership in certain generating assets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) NCEMPA currently maintains partial ownership interests in several Duke Energy Progress plants, including Brunswick Nuclear Plant Units 1 and 2...

2014-02-03 16:21:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A break Sunday afternoon in a stormwater pipe beneath an ash basin at the retired Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., has caused a release of ash basin water and ash into the Dan River. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO) The ash basin dam along the river has not been affected and remains secure. Some erosion has occurred on the interior side of the berm farthest from the river, and plant personnel and...

2014-01-31 08:23:02

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas customers set a new all-time record for electricity usage yesterday of 20,799 megawatt-hours (MWh) for the hour ending 8 a.m. That exceeds the previous record of 20,628 MWh set on Aug. 8, 2007. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "January 2014 has presented us with some of the coldest temperatures our customers have ever experienced in the Carolinas," said Nelson Peeler, vice president,...

2014-01-30 16:22:38

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130828/SF71040LOGO) Dear Mr. Rogers, We read your interview with Martin Rosenberg of EnergyBiz. In particular, these remarks stand out: ENERGYBIZ: If you were starting out your career today, where would you want to work? Rogers: ... I'd want the solar on the rooftop. I'd want to run that. I'd want the ability to deploy new technologies that lead to productivity gains to the use of...

2014-01-28 12:21:39

- Duke Energy meteorologists continue to monitor storm's path and potential impact across the Carolinas CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is bracing for a rare coastal ice storm that is forecast to hit eastern North Carolina and South Carolina later today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) Duke Energy's team of meteorologists continues to monitor the system. Line technicians, service crews and other personnel are available...

2014-01-23 16:21:45

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today named Catherine S. Stempien vice president, corporate development, replacing Richard Bates, who is leaving Duke Energy to pursue other interests. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) In this role, Stempien will report directly to Steve K. Young, executive vice president and chief financial officer. "Catherine will help us execute corporate development initiatives and to integrate...

2014-01-21 12:22:12

- Company offers tips to help manage energy costs following record-setting winter weather and power usage across its service areas CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weeks after an historic polar blast that set all-time marks for winter power use across parts of Duke Energy's (NYSE: DUK) service areas, the company continues to remind customers how to save energy and money on their power bills. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) "The month of January...

2014-01-20 16:20:33

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) will release its fourth quarter and year-end 2013 earnings results at 7 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130322/CL81938LOGO ) An earnings conference call for analysts is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET that day. In addition to discussing the fourth quarter and year-end 2013 results, the company will provide its 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance range and other...

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...


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