In two years' time, five Duke Energy natural gas-fired power plants began serving North Carolina customers. With the retirement of three coal-fired plants, the company saw its fleet generation capacity diminish by 771 megawatts (MW). However, through its modernization projects, Duke Energy added 2,760 MW – more than tripling its original capacity while significantly reducing emissions. These additions enable Duke Energy to modernize the fleet, better serve customers' future energy needs and continue environmental stewardship efforts across the service territory.
The following are the plants included in the new natural gas generation project: