Caren B. Anders Senior Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer
Caren Anders serves as senior vice president and chief transmission officer for Duke Energy. She is responsible for overseeing the safe, reliable and efficient operation of Duke Energy’s electric transmission system, which includes over 30,000 miles of transmission lines and more than 3,000 substations in six states. Her duties include planning, engineering and asset management, construction and maintenance, operations, project management, vegetation management and compliance of the transmission system.
Anders brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, including engineering and a variety of leadership roles. She joined the company in March 2007 as vice president of transmission operations and planning for Progress Energy. Prior to that, she held numerous leadership roles at Exelon Corp. in the nuclear, fossil and transmission businesses. She assumed her current position in July 2012 following the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger.
Anders earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and received her MBA from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is also a graduate of the Columbia University Advanced Management Program, Leadership Philadelphia and Leadership North Carolina. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Pennsylvania and a Fellow of ASME International.
Involved in a number of community and professional activities, Anders currently serves as board chair of SERC Reliability Corporation and as a board member of PT Holding Company. She serves on the advisory board of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at N.C. State University, the industry advisory board of ASME International and the board of Florida Reliability Coordinating Council Inc. She is also a member of the North American Transmission Forum.
Anders was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. She and her husband, David, have two children.
Duke Energy, the largest electric power company in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial power and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.