Supplier Diversity

At Duke Energy, it is our privilege, policy and practice to proactively seek and build relationships with diverse suppliers. Through Supplier Diversity, we build relationships with diverse businesses capable of providing commodities and services at competitive prices. These relationships also help to strengthen the economy and increase business opportunities for everyone. Learn how you can join us.

Register now at the PowerAdvocate website (please provide your Diverse Supplier Diversity Certification)

Diverse Supplier Diversity Certification

We prefer Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC), Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) or National Women Business Owners (NWBOC) certification.

Contact us via email with questions:

SupplierDiversity@duke-energy.com

Diverse group of business owners.
It's our mission to proactively seek diverse suppliers.

Minority-Owned Business

At least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more persons of color. Certifications are provided by the National Minority Supplier Development Council and by federal, state and local governments.

Women-Owned Business

At least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. Certifications are provided by the Women Business Enterprise National Council, the National Women Business Owners Corporation and federal, state and local governments.

Small Business Enterprise

Independently owned and operated and not dominant in its field of operation. Size varies from industry to industry and is defined by the Small Business Administration.

Small Disadvantaged Business

At least 51% owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged. This can include a publicly owned business that has at least 51 percent of its stock owned by and whose management and daily business is controlled by such individuals.

8(a)

Small disadvantaged businesses that are certified as 8(a) by the Small Business Administration.

HUBZone Business

Small business operating in a historically underutilized business zone owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens, where at least 35% of its employees reside in a HUBZone. HUBZone businesses must be certified by the Small Business Administration.

Veteran-Owned Business

At least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more veterans.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

At least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more veterans with a service-connected disability.


To be certified as a minority business, women-owned business, disabled/sheltered workshop or a small business, verification of the firm's status can be provided by qualified certifying agencies. Visit their websites to learn more:

Please note: If you are registering as either a HUBZone or 8(a) concern, you must register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before completing the registration process with Duke Energy. 

If you are registering as a small-, woman-, veteran-, or service-disabled veteran-owned business concern, you may provide other certifications, such as those from WBENC, NMSDC (including local councils) or government agencies.

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