News Release
June 29, 1999

Duke Energy Announces Contributions

Duke Energy North America, which closed on a 10-year lease to operate the Port Of San Diego's South Bay Power Plant In Chula Vista on April 27, announced the following contributions totaling $10,675 to local non-profit organizations:

"We are pleased to provide financial support to these deserving organizations," said Tom Guthrie, Duke Energy North America's South Bay Power Plant manager. "Our company has a tradition of being involved members of the communities where we operate and, although we have a very lean organization at our South Bay plant, we will continue this tradition as we operate the plant in South California's competitive wholesale electricity market."

Duke Energy North America's California operations contributions program, which involves plants and employees in the Moss Landing, Morro Bay, Oakland and Chula Vista communities, is managed by plant-based employee teams that meet quarterly to make contributions decisions. These meetings take place the first week of March, June, September and December. All requests for funds must be submitted in writing.

Duke Energy only contributes to non-profit "501c3" organizations based in the communities where our plants operate. All grant requests must fall within the following focus areas:

Please send all funding requests to:
Tom Williams
Regional Public Affairs Manager
Duke Energy California Operations Regional Office
Post Office Box 1737
Morro Bay, California 93443-1737

Duke Energy North America, formerly known as Duke Energy Power Services, is a subsidiary of Duke Energy. It develops, owns and operates electric generation projects in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) is a global energy company with more than $26 billion in assets. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., the company reaches into more than 50 countries, producing energy, transporting energy, marketing energy and providing energy services. In the United States, Duke Energy companies provide electric service to approximately two million customers in North Carolina and South Carolina; operate interstate pipelines that deliver natural gas to various regions of the country; and are leading marketers of electricity, natural gas and natural gas liquids.

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