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Duke Energy names Richard W. Haviland Senior Vice President, Construction and Major Projects January 16, 2008

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Duke Energy today announced the appointment of Richard W. Haviland as senior vice president, construction and major projects.

The company is planning more than $23 billion in capital expenditures over the next five years, including several proposed power plants in the Carolinas and Midwest.

“Our future business success will be closely linked to our success in managing the construction of new baseload, intermediate and peaking generation,” said Jim Turner, president and chief operating officer, Duke Energy Franchised Electric and Gas. “Rick’s talent and leadership complement an experienced internal team of people and will help ensure success on these major investments in our energy infrastructure.”
Before joining Duke, Haviland served as president and chief executive officer of the project execution group for Air Liquide. Prior to that, he held senior management positions at Calpine Corporation and Bechtel Power Corporation. 

“Rick’s deep history in major power project and construction management will be a great asset to Duke Energy as we begin construction of a state-of-the-art coal-fired power plant at Cliffside Steam Station in North Carolina, and an Integrated  Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) generator in Edwardsport, Ind.,” Turner added. “He will also support the construction and project management of our planned Lee Nuclear Station in South Carolina, and lead our effort to construct new natural gas-fired generation at Buck and Dan River steam stations in North Carolina.”

Haviland will also be responsible for construction and project management support on the company’s non-regulated generation projects, including renewable wind energy, through Duke Energy Generation Services. 

Haviland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers energy to approximately 4 million U.S. customers. The company has approximately 36,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Midwest and the Carolinas, and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. In addition, Duke Energy has more than 4,000 megawatts of electric generation in Latin America, and is a joint-venture partner in a U.S. real estate company.

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:

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