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Harry K. Sideris

Duke Energy Corporation

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Harry K. Sideris

Harry Sideris is president of Duke Energy, one of the nation’s largest energy holding companies. Sideris has an exceptional track record of leadership and accomplishment that spans operational, customer service, regulatory and stakeholder engagement experience over his 28 years in the energy industry.

As president, Sideris oversees Duke Energy’s electric and gas utilities in the company’s seven- state service area, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Sideris is responsible for all aspects of generation operations, nuclear, gas operations, customer service and delivery, power grid operations, the development of mass-market products and services, wholesale power, economic development, regulatory and legislative affairs, construction, and the company’s long-term grid and generation strategies and solutions.

Before becoming president in April 2024, Sideris served as Duke Energy’s executive vice president of customer experience, solutions and services. In addition to focusing on transmission, customer delivery and enhancing the customer experience, he was responsible for the company’s electrification efforts, including long-term grid strategies and solutions. Sideris also had responsibility for the supply chain functions of the company’s regulated and commercial operations. His previous roles at the company include serving as chief distribution officer, state president of Duke Energy’s utility operations in Florida and senior vice president of environmental health and safety.

Sideris began his career at Progress Energy (formerly Carolina Power & Light) in 1996 and served in numerous operations, maintenance, technical and leadership roles across the company’s generation fleet in the Carolinas and Florida. Following the merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy in 2012, Sideris served as vice president of power generation for Duke Energy’s fossil/hydro operations in the western regions of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Sideris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Campbell University. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago.

He currently serves as a trustee of the Duke Energy Foundation and as a board member of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies. He also co-chairs the National Utilities Diversity Council. Sideris grew up in Asheville, N.C. He and his wife, Catinna, have two daughters.

Last updated May 7, 2024

Duke Energy

Duke Energy, one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electric services to approximately 8.4 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas services to approximately 1.7 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.