Bruce Hamilton Named Oconee Nuclear Station Vice President - Duke Energy

News Release
Jan. 9, 2006

Bruce Hamilton Named Oconee Nuclear Station Vice President

SENECA, S.C. – Bruce Hamilton has been named vice president, Oconee Nuclear Station. In this role, he will provide oversight for the safe and reliable operation of the Duke Power nuclear station where he has served as station manager since 2002.  

Hamilton began his career with Duke Power in 1973 as an engineer at Oconee. Additionally, he has worked at McGuire and Catawba nuclear stations in various roles in engineering and operations.

“Bruce's nuclear expertise and first-hand knowledge of the plant will serve him well in continuing Oconee's long tradition of excellence," said Ron Jones, senior vice president, nuclear operations, for Duke Power and outgoing vice president at Oconee Nuclear Station.

Hamilton has a bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Virginia. He has more than 33 years of experience in the nuclear field.

He and his wife, Linda, reside in Clemson, S.C.

Duke Power, a business unit of Duke Energy, is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities and provides safe, reliable, competitively priced electricity and value-added products and services to more than 2 million customers in North Carolina and South Carolina. The company operates three nuclear generating stations, eight coal-fired stations, 31 hydroelectric stations and numerous combustion turbine units. Total system generating capability is approximately 19,900 megawatts. More information about Duke Power is available on the Internet at: http://www.dukepower.com.

Duke Energy is a diversified energy company with a portfolio of natural gas and electric businesses, both regulated and unregulated, and an affiliated real estate company. Duke Energy supplies, delivers and processes energy for customers in the Americas. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: http://www.duke-energy.com.

Contact: Dayle Stewart
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