Building Our Clean Energy Future

Duke Energy is committed to a cleaner energy future for its customers and communities across the seven states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Together, we will advocate for keeping energy affordable and reliable while taking steps forward in the transition to cleaner energy. Duke Energy is working to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 from electricity generation and net-zero methane emissions from our natural gas business by 2030 while investing in more resilient infrastructure and greater economic prosperity in the communities we call home.

Your involvement, collaboration and advocacy are crucial in advancing energy issues.

What is Generating Progress?

Generating Progress with Duke Energy empowers community members to help shape our energy future. By signing up, you’ll receive news updates, educational materials and opportunities to take action on important energy issues impacting your community and state. The Generating Progress platform currently helps secure a brighter energy future for North and South Carolina, with expansion into other states coming soon.

Resiliency

Improving the grid and strengthening energy infrastructure for secure, dependable power.

Duke Energy is constantly working to stay ahead of growing and potential threats to the grid, as a smart-thinking grid is the foundation of a clean energy future. In 2021, Duke Energy installed self-healing technology to automatically detect power outages across the electric grid, which helped avoid over 700,000 power outages across six states.

  • Modernized the power grid across the Midwest in four years by replacing six towers and rebuilding four miles of high-voltage transmission lines across the Ohio River from the Miami Fort Generation Station in Ohio into Boone County, Kentucky, and to the Tanners Creek Substation in Indiana.
  • Launched a 12-month, “Bring Your Own Battery” study leveraging battery energy storage systems to improve grid resiliency throughout Florida.
Here are a few more examples of how Duke Energy is investing in a smart and dependable energy future across its service territories

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Clean Energy

Investing in innovation and technology to better serve customers and produce increasingly cleaner energy in an affordable and reliable way.

As of 2022, Duke Energy partnered with organizations like Honeywell to strengthen energy security in communities across the country, and Nest Renew from Google to make it easier for individuals to participate in energy saving programs for a clean energy future.

  • Installed three battery projects in Florida’s Gilchrist, Gulf and Highlands counties to effectively distribute solar power by modernizing grid operations, improving reliability and supporting critical services during power outages.
  • Overhauled the electrical distribution systems at the Markland Hydroelectric Station near Florence, Indiana, which provides enough reliable, carbon-free energy to power 52,000 homes.
Here are a few more examples of how Duke Energy is investing in new technologies supporting cleaner energy nationwide

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Economic Development

Economic Development

Partnering with state and local authorities and other companies to promote economic growth in our communities, helping attract business investment and jobs.

In 2021, Duke Energy worked with state, regional and local economic development partners to secure projects resulting in $6.2 billion in investment and 12,500 new jobs across communities.

  • Attracted over 3,300 new jobs across Indiana and spurred more than $1.2 billion in capital investments through its Site Readiness Program to date, powering communities and fueling local economies.
  • Shared $75,000 in scholarship funding with the University of Central Florida to support leadership development programs for students pursuing careers in computer science and engineering, encouraging the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) leaders in the energy industry.
  • Provided $250,000 in 2021 Urban Revitalization grants to redevelopment and small business assistance programs in Ohio and Kentucky, supporting jobs, restoration and economic stability.
Here are a few examples of how Duke Energy is investing in economic development across its service territories

Community Investment

Community Investment

Powering the communities where Duke Energy customers and employees live and work.

Since 2020, the company and its Foundation provided more than $11 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, more than $8 million to social justice and racial equity organizations, $5 million to develop a more diverse workforce, and more than $1.5 million in Hometown Revitalization Grants to support small businesses.

  • Enhancing STEM and environmental education in the Greater Cincinnati area with $150,000 in grants to 12 educational programs to prepare students for successful future careers in the energy industry.
  • Providing more than $300,000 in grant funding to aid K-12 education programming across Indiana that includes supporting summer reading programs, STEM education, programs that assist underrepresented, low-income or diverse students; and programs to reverse academic declines due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are a few more examples of how Duke Energy is investing in communities across the country

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

Community Partnerships

“This collaborative relationship has yielded a new plant that...meets the needs of both partners more efficiently than either of us could have achieved alone.”
- Mitch Daniels, Purdue University President.

Workforce Development

“[The scholarship] is for those students who are prepared to do the rigor, to do the work. It can be very rewarding.”
- Stanley Ihekweazu, South Carolina State’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Transportation Dean

Innovative Technology

“We are leveraging innovative technology across our Florida service territory to upgrade the energy grid and increase resiliency and energy efficiency for our customers.”
- Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida President.

We need your help to advance a cleaner energy future! If you want to advocate for a strong and resilient energy system that contributes to new jobs and economic growth in your area, we encourage you to help generate progress with us. Join today to advance clean, reliable, and affordable energy in your community. Raise your voice and join Generating Progress today.

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