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Who We Are

Duke Energy is committed to providing reliable, affordable and clean energy to the 7.1 million homes and businesses that depend on us.

Meeting this commitment begins with collaborating with our regulators and elected official to develop and implement a comprehensive energy policy. We are committed to environmental stewardship and we are making cost-effective investments that enable us to deliver cleaner power to our customers and returns to our shareholders.

Some examples of the investment that will help lower emissions and meet our commitment to clean, reliable affordable power follow:

  • The construction of two new, cleaner coal plants in North Carolina and Indiana, has enabled the retirement of older, less efficient coal units. In addition, we have spent approximately $7 billion to reduce air emissions at our remaining coal units
  • The planned construction of a new nuclear plant in South Carolina will provide a carbon-free baseload source of generation.
  • Saving water often means saving energy, because cleaning and distributing water consumes energy. The Hines Energy Complex uses treated wastewater from the town of Bartow, Fla., and uses a "water cropping" system to capture and re-use storm water
  • Duke Energy's wind portfolio has grown to more than 1,000 megawatts with another 5,500 megawatts of potential projects in our development pipeline. We currently own ten wind farms in Wyoming, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, owned and operated by one of our commercial business units, Duke Energy Renewables. For a summary of Duke Energy's projects, please see the Wind Power Projects Fact Sheet (pdf, 77KB).
  • Duke Energy Renewables' 14-megawatt Blue Wing Solar Project in San Antonio, Texas, consists of nearly 215,000 PV panels and is the largest solar farm in the state. The company also owns 1-megawatt solar farms in Shelby, Taylorsville, and Murphy, N.C.
  • We are committed to helping our customers achieve increasing levels of energy efficiency.
  • We are working with partners in China to develop and bring an array of clean energy technologies to the U.S.

We support a sustainable national energy policy – one that promotes both economic progress and environmental responsibility. A comprehensive national energy policy can ensure a secure energy future that includes a balanced energy portfolio. including coal, carbon capture technology, natural gas, renewable energy, nuclear energy, and energy efficiency.

We appreciate your interest in Duke Energy and our commitment to the environment, and we welcome your input as we move ahead.