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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...

2014-03-08 12:20:14

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 11:30 a.m., Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) reported about 270,000 outages the day after a historic winter storm hit the Carolinas. The company is urging customers to be prepared for multi-day outages that could extend to Tuesday and Wednesday in some areas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "This storm has caused extensive damage, and we appreciate our customers' continued patience," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president...

2014-03-07 20:20:29

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has 3,700 personnel responding to an ice storm that hit the Carolinas Friday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO "We are tripling our line resources in the hardest-hit areas, including personnel from our Florida and Midwest areas," said Jeff Corbett, senior vice president of Duke Energy's Carolinas Delivery Operations. "With the storm passing, we are leaning on the combined strength of our Duke Energy team to...

2014-03-07 12:22:41

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is moving additional crews to the hardest hit areas as ice and high winds roll through its Carolinas service territory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The company has been preparing its response since early this week to ensure employees and contractors could begin restoration work as soon as the outages started to occur. For the most up-to-date information, Duke Energy offers a map online at...

2014-03-06 12:22:38

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced its acquisition of two 20-megawatt (MW) AC California solar projects from renewable energy developer Infigen Energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130322/CL81938LOGO The construction-ready Pumpjack and Wildwood Solar Power Projects, located in Kern County near Bakersfield, represent Duke Energy Renewables' third and fourth utility-scale solar...

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...


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