Franchised Electric Utilities Benchmarks for efficiency
Duke Energy’s franchised electric utilities produce approximately 49,700 megawatts of generation capacity to serve approximately 7.2 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The company has a diverse mix of generation resources, including nuclear, coal-fired, oil- and natural gas-fired, and hydroelectric power plants.
- Nuclear Plants
- Duke Energy operates six nuclear stations in the Carolinas. In 2013, we announced plans to retire Crystal River Nuclear Plant.
- Coal-Fired Plants
- Most of the electricity generated in this country comes from coal-burning power plants.
- Conventional Hydro Plants
- Hydroelectricity is a clean and renewable energy resource.
- Oil / Gas-Fired Plants
- To help meet peak energy demand, Duke Energy operates oil- and natural gas-burning units. Learn more about these facilities.
- Pumped-Storage Hydro Plants
- Learn how Duke Energy recycles water to store and produce electricity.