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Our Energy Mix

Our Energy Mix


There's a good reason why Duke Energy Carolinas customers pay rates that are well below the national average for electricity.

It's simple, really.

We rely on a variety of fuel sources. That allows us to choose how to generate electricity day by day, hour by hour based on the cost of fuel needed to run the plant.

Simply put, our generation mix of nuclear, coal, natural gas, hydroelectric and solar power gives us more options and saves our customers money.

Today, Duke Energy Carolinas has even more choices, with two new natural gas plants and a new coal plant.

Our Buck and Dan River natural gas plants are kind to the environment and customers' wallets. Right now, natural gas prices are at historic lows, and those savings go directly to customers in the fuel component of their bills. Our new Cliffside coal plant, one of the cleanest in the nation, is well-positioned to meet new environmental rules.

And both the natural gas that fuels our new Buck and Dan River plants and the coal used at Cliffside come from right here in the U.S.A.