News Release
Dec. 30, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY Year 2000 Transition


TO: Interested Media Outlets

SUBJECT: Status Reports on Duke Energy’s Operations during the Y2K Transition

 

Duke Energy, a global energy company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., will closely monitor its operations as well as world events throughout the Year 2000 transition. Information follows on ways media can obtain information about the status of Duke Energy’s operations during the transition.

24-hour Media Line

To reach Duke Energy’s media relations staff prior to, during and after the transition, call (704) 382-8333. This line is staffed 24 hours a day.

Media Center

Duke Energy’s media center will be in O.J. Miller Auditorium in the Energy Center, 526 S. Church St., Charlotte, N.C. News conferences and briefings will take place from this facility.

Tentative Schedule for News Conferences and News Releases
3:30 p.m. (Eastern time), Dec. 31
9 p.m., Dec. 3
After midnight rollover, Jan. 1, as information becomes available
1:30 a.m., Jan. 1, for formal recap
6 a.m., Jan. 1

Real-time Audio of News Conferences
Media representatives who are unable to attend news conferences at Duke Energy’s headquarters can listen to real-time audio during each conference. For access numbers, please call Duke Energy’s media line at (704) 382-8333.

Regional News Conferences
Additionally, news conferences will also be held in the Winston Salem-High Point-Greensboro area in North Carolina and in the Greenville-Spartanburg area in South Carolina at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31 and after midnight on Jan. 1, as information becomes available. For additional details, call Duke Energy’s media line at (704) 382-8333.

Additional news updates will be issued, as needed, throughout the Dec. 31-Jan. 1 period, and longer, if necessary. If questions about the above or if additional information is needed, please call (704) 382-8333.

Contact: Joe Maher
Phone: (704) 382-8323
24 Hour Phone: (704) 382-8333
Email: jmaher@duke-energy.com