DUKE ENERGY ANNOUNCES SALE OF FRENCH GENERATING FACILITY
The CTR facility is a 103 megawatt combined heat and power plant owned by Duke Energy International (DEI) in northwest France, near the city of Rouen. It was acquired by DEI in July 2002.
“This sale is consistent with our strategic decision to exit the European market,” said Fred Fowler, president of Duke Energy. “Combined with our announcement last month to sell our Dutch gas marketing business, we will now concentrate on a full wind-down of our operations in
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