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Duke Energy at a Glance

200 Adjusted Segment EBIT*

U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas | Commercial Power | Duke Energy International


Duke Energy is the third largest electric power holding company in the United States, based on kilowatt-hour sales. Our regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 11 million people. Our commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas

U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas (USFE&G) consists of Duke Energy’s regulated generation, electric and gas transmission and distribution systems. Its generation portfolio is a mix of fuel sources — coal, oil/natural gas, nuclear and hydroelectric. USFE&G is Duke Energy’s largest business segment and primary source of earnings.

Electric Operations

  • Owns approximately 27,400 megawatts of generating capacity
  • Supplies electric service to approximately 4 million customers
  • Serves territories in five states — North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky — that total about 48,000 square miles with an estimated population of 11 million
  • Operates 150,900 miles of distribution lines and a 20,900‑mile transmission system

Gas Operations

  • Provides regulated transmission and distribution service to approximately 500,000 customers over a 3,000-square mile service territory in Ohio and Kentucky

Commercial Power

Commercial Power owns, operates and manages power plants, primarily in the Midwest. Commercial Power also includes Duke Energy Generation Services (DEGS), which develops, owns and operates generation sources (including wind assets) that serve large energy consumers, municipalities, utilities and industrial facilities.

  • Owns and operates a balanced generation portfolio of approximately 7,550 megawatts (excluding wind portfolio)
  • Approximately 4,000 megawatts are dedicated to serve regulated customers in Ohio
  • DEGS currently has approximately 370 megawatts of wind energy in operation and over 5,000 megawatts of wind energy projects in the potential development pipeline

Duke Energy International

Duke Energy International (DEI) operates and manages power generation facilities located in the Central and South American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Peru. DEI also owns equity investments in Saudi Arabia and Greece.

  • Owns, operates or has substantial interests in approximately 4,000 net megawatts of generation facilities
  • About 75 percent of DEI’s generating capacity is hydroelectric, and for 2009, approximately 90 percent is either currently contracted or receives a system capacity payment

* Forecasted 2009 adjusted segment Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) contribution.
** Percent of forecasted adjusted total segment EBIT does not include results for the operations labeled as Other.