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Duke Energy Makes Progress in Extensive Repairs from Indiana Storm July 22, 2008

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PLAINFIELD, IND -

High winds that accompanied the storms caused extensive damage to the power infrastructure, resulting in outages in virtually every district of the state. The hardest hit areas of Clinton, Greencastle, and Terre Haute could experience scattered outages through Thursday. Outages in other areas are expected to be restored sooner.

“The problem with this storm is not so much the number of customers affected, but rather the unusually large number of individual problems,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Jim Stanley. “This makes power restoration slower than normal. We’ve made arrangements for 350 contractors to supplement our work force and speed up the restoration process.”

Duke Energy’s Indiana operations provide approximately 7,300 megawatts of safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity to more than 780,000 electric customers, making it the state’s largest electric supplier.

Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 4 million U.S. customers in its regulated jurisdictions. The company has approximately 35,000 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: www.duke-energy.com.


Contact: Angeline Protogere
Phone: 317-838-1338
24-Hour Phone: 800-559-3853 (DUKE)
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