Working to Expand Opportunities Across the State.

North Carolina continues to develop at a rapid pace. To meet the energy needs of our state’s growing population, Duke Energy must continue to focus on expanding clean energy as well as the technology that will drive a smarter energy future for all of us.

As a major employer in the state, Duke Energy currently has nearly 16,000 team members across 83 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Another 25,000 retirees and alumni also call North Carolina home.

We power thousands of businesses in North Carolina, and work with industry leaders to not only keep their operations running, but also help them achieve their own clean energy goals.

Improving the grid and transitioning our energy fleet to lower-carbon or carbon-free sources will allow North Carolina to meet the challenges that these growing economic opportunities present.

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The Energy that Powers Our Economy

Nuclear power plants alone currently provide 2,600 jobs in North Carolina. Of course, our energy infrastructure not only supports jobs that maintain it, but also the thousands of jobs created as newer technologies, like solar, connect to that infrastructure.

As we continue to develop more diverse energy sources, such as nuclear power and natural gas, the expansion of job opportunities directly contributes to the economic success of rural and underdeveloped communities across the state.

North Carolina’s major industries, such as manufacturing—which now provides nearly half a million residents with jobs—rely on our competitive energy prices to fuel the state’s economy. Moving forward, this sector—and many others—will be empowered to continue expanding as a result of our planned natural gas infrastructure and the affordable energy it provides for customers.

We’re proud of the jobs and growth Duke Energy continues to create for North Carolina and, through that work, the progress we’re helping enable in other industries as well.

Duke Energy helps build North Carolina workforce with $615,000 in grants to community colleges, HBCUs and nonprofits

19 workforce development programs receive Duke Energy Foundation grants

Duke Energy selects RTP site, 8 others for NC economic development program

Eno Venture Park is one of nine sites selected by Duke Energy as a part of the 2021 Site Readiness Program, which prepares business and industrial sites for potential economic development investments.

His construction company grew from spare bedroom to multi-million-dollar firm

Today, McFarland Construction is one of the city's largest Black-owned businesses with more than 50 employees and $35 million in revenue last year. Part of the McFarland team at an experimental solar site they helped build for Duke Energy.

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