Douglas F Esamann Executive Vice President and President – Midwest and Florida Regions
Doug Esamann serves as executive vice president and president of Duke Energy's Midwest and Florida regions. He has responsibility for the profit/loss, strategic direction and performance of the company's regulated utilities in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida, including the natural gas distribution business in the Midwest. He also has responsibility for grid solutions and emerging technology efforts throughout the enterprise. He assumed his current position in June 2015.
Previously, Esamann served as president of Duke Energy Indiana, the state's largest electric utility, serving approximately 810,000 customers in 69 of the state's 92 counties. He was responsible for the company's regulatory, governmental relations, economic development and community affairs work in Indiana. He served in that role since November 2010.
Prior to that, Esamann was senior vice president of corporate strategy for Duke Energy, where he led the company's strategy development and business planning efforts, including load forecasting and market fundamentals. He has also served as senior vice president of strategy and planning, with additional responsibilities for integrated resource planning, environmental compliance planning, transactional support, customer market analytics, load research and renewable energy compliance. Immediately following the merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy in April 2006, Esamann served as group vice president of strategy and planning for Duke Energy's regulated utilities.
With Cinergy, he served as senior vice president of energy portfolio strategy and management for Cinergy's commercial business unit, with responsibility for fuel management, environmental risk management, generation dispatch, power purchases and sales, portfolio analytics, load forecasting, generation asset planning, demand-side management planning and environmental compliance planning.
Esamann began his employment with Public Service Indiana (predecessor of PSI Energy) in 1979. In the course of his PSI/Cinergy career, he held a variety of leadership roles, including vice president and chief financial officer of the commercial business unit from 1999 until 2001, and president of PSI Energy until 2004.
Esamann has been active on a number of community and industry boards. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and a board member of Energy Systems Network, a nonprofit industry initiative focused on clean technology development. He also serves as chair of the advisory board for the University of Missouri Financial Research Institute.
A native of Plainfield, Ind., Esamann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University. He and his wife, Kimberly, have two daughters, a son and three granddaughters.
Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky. Its commercial and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.