New Generation Protecting the environment while meeting growing power demand
One of Duke Energy’s top priorities is to determine the most efficient and environmentally sound way to meet our customers’ growing demand for electricity over the next 10 to 15 years. That’s why we are considering several options:
- New Nuclear Generation
- Licensing nuclear power plants in the Carolinas and Florida.
- New Coal Generation
- Constructing advanced cleaner-coal plants in the Carolinas and Midwest.
- New Natural Gas Generation
- Constructing natural gas-fired combined-cycle units at existing facilities in the Carolinas.
- Energy Efficiency & Conservation Initiatives
- Pursuing additional energy efficiency and conservation measures to reduce our customers’ demand for electricity.
- Coal Plant Decommissioning Program
- Older, less efficient coal plants are being replaced by advanced technology, powered by natural gas and cleaner coal.
- Renewable Energy
- Pursuing renewable power plant technologies.
- Retired Coal Units and Potential Retirements
- Low natural gas prices, new gas units, and the success of the merged company’s joint dispatch agreement allow us to retire older, unscrubbed coal units. These retirements are part of Duke Energy’s aggressive strategy to modernize our power plants.
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