Duke Energy Reaffirms Commitment to Raleigh and Eastern North Carolina July 18, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. -
Duke Energy has reaffirmed its commitment to Raleigh and Eastern North Carolina.
“As we continue to combine our companies, we maintain our focus on serving our customers across the state,” said Brett Carter, president of Duke Energy North Carolina. “At the same time, we are making commitments regarding our employees, our operations and our communities.”
Duke Energy’s pledge to Raleigh is simple. The company’s commitments include:
- Keeping 1,000 to 1,300 jobs in Raleigh. We will offer enhanced career development opportunities for all our employees.
- Pledging $650 million in fuel-related cost savings, and we expect additional operational efficiencies will benefit customers over time.
- Continuing to support our communities at levels consistent with our track record.
“We are giving approximately $16.5 million annually in community support and charitable contributions in North Carolina for at least the next four years,” Carter said. “In addition, we are investing approximately $15 million over the next year in workforce development and low-income energy assistance.”
Duke Energy Carolinas owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides approximately 19,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 2.4 million customers in a 24,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with more than $100 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.1 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.