News Release
Sept. 22, 1998

DUKE ENERGY BUSINESS UNIT NAMES GEORGIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TEAM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- DukeSolutions, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation, today named its Georgia business development team, creating the framework to enhance its national presence in the integrated energy services marketplace.

The team is based in Atlanta at Two Piedmont Center. Jeff Hickman, John Calvert and Clark Wiedetz make up the team that collectively brings more than 36 years of energy management and sales experience to industrial, commercial, institutional and government customers.

Hickman, district manager of the Atlanta office, came to DukeSolutions in 1997. He spent the last year working as business development manager at the company’s Charlotte headquarters. Before arriving at DukeSolutions, Hickman worked at Johnson Controls, where he spent seven years in various positions, including area service operations manager and account executive. He has a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Prior to assuming the position of business development manager for DukeSolutions, Calvert was the southeast director of business development for Evantage, a division of Virginia Power. Previously, he held management positions with several leading energy companies, including A&C Enercom, Heery Energy Consultants and Florida Power & Light Company. Calvert received a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Wiedetz’s prior career posts include southeast regional manager of Fatigue Technology, a custom tooling and engineering company serving the aerospace industry. He also gained valuable experience working for Teledyne Allvac, an industrial products company. Wiedetz holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

The three have extensive energy supply and demand-side engineering skills and experience in managing the needs of medium and large industrial, commercial and institutional customers. Together, they bring to DukeSolutions expertise in the energy systems of a wide range of industries including manufacturing, pulp and paper, aerospace, high technology and commercial ventures.

DukeSolutions is one of the fastest growing energy services companies in the United States, with more than 20 offices nationwide. The company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides integrated energy solutions that reduce costs and improve energy efficiency for industrial, commercial, institutional and governmental customers. DukeSolutions offers organizations a full range of energy services including efficiency and productivity, supply, financial, information management and outsourced utility services.

Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) is a global energy company with more than $24 billion in assets. Duke Energy companies provide electric service to approximately 2 million customers; operate pipelines that deliver 12 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States; and are leading marketers of electricity, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Globally the companies develop, own and operate energy facilities and provide engineering, management, operating and environmental services. Contact Duke Energy on the World Wide Web at http://www.duke-energy.com

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