Duke Energy owns and operates regulated (franchised) and nonregulated (wholesale) power plants in North America and Latin America. The company has a diverse mix of generation resources, including nuclear, coal-fired, oil- and natural gas-fired, and hydroelectric power plants.
- Franchised Electric Utilities
- Duke Energy’s franchised electric utilities produce approximately 49,700 megawatts of capacity to serve approximately 7.2 million customers in the Carolinas, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
- Wholesale Power Generation
- Duke Energy generates and sells wholesale electricity to utilities, cooperatives, municipalities and other large energy users to support electric reliability—especially during times of high demand. This generation is located primarily in the Midwest.
- In Latin America, Duke Energy’s primary assets include approximately 4,900 gross megawatts of hydroelectric and thermal generating capacity.