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Duke Energy Helps Families Hit by COVID-19

Duke Energy donates $1.3 million to hunger relief during pandemic, waives fees to ease customers’ financial burden
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While the pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economy, nonprofits, governments and businesses are pulling together to help those in need.

Duke Energy Implements Additional Steps to Protect Customers and Employees During Virus Pandemic

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy has implemented additional steps to protect its customers and employees in the six states it serves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duke Energy power plants, and electricity and natural gas delivery facilities, are staffed, ensuring dependable service to customers.

The company has taken the following steps to protect its customers and employees:

She Works Behind the Scenes to Help Customers

Chipo Mkandla studies customer interactions to improve processes at Duke Energy
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When Chipo Mkandla moved to the United States from Zimbabwe to work in hospitality, she never imagined she’d end up at an energy company. It turns out the roles had more in common than she thought.

Mkandla is part of Duke Energy’s customer experience team, and her job is to study the interactions between customers and the company and see if she can find ways to improve them.

Memorial Ensures Vietnam Veterans Will Never Be Forgotten

The Wall That Heals traveling memorial on view at Charlotte Motor Speedway March 19-22
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Respect and honor for military veterans are values Tina Woodward is proud to share with her colleagues at Duke Energy.

These Women Found Fulfilling Careers in Energy

For Women's History Month, meet Duke Energy employees who excel in their roles while encouraging the next generation
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Women make up about 20 percent of the country’s utility industry workforce, and at Duke Energy, we're on a mission to increase diversity and strengthen a culture that supports it.

Duke Energy Earns Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2020 Distinction

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Duke Energy is proud to once again be named to Forbes’ “Best Employers for Diversity” list. 

The announcement reflects Duke Energy’s long-standing commitment to foster diversity in our workplace and communities, as well as with the suppliers and providers, with whom we partner to serve our customers. 

We continue our commitment to build a diverse workforce that mirrors the communities we serve, as well as strengthen a culture of inclusion where employees feel respected and valued.

Celebrate Black History Month: For the Love of Baseball and Small-Town Life

Hugh Gorie’s passion keeps the mostly black Community All-Star Baseball League thriving in rural South Carolina
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The sounds of our national pastime resonate in rural South Carolina, thanks to one man’s lifelong love of the game.

On weekdays, you'll find Duke Energy security officer Hugh Gorie helping keep watch over Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, S.C. On weekends from April to September, you'll find him on baseball diamonds across his native South Carolina, keeping baseball alive in towns such as Newberry, Lancaster and Lexington. Here, the men play for the love of the game and for the fans who cheer them on -- when those fans aren’t tending to their grills for the postgame cookout.

Duke Energy Renewables Donates $12,000 to Creswell, N.C., Volunteer Fire Department

Funds will be used to upgrade firefighting equipment
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., February 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Creswell, N.C., Volunteer Fire Department will soon add 2,000 feet of new fire hose to its firefighting arsenal thanks to a $12,000 donation from Duke Energy Renewables.

Creswell, located in Washington County, is home to one of Duke Energy’s 40 solar energy plants located in North Carolina, the No. 2 state in the nation for overall solar power. The Creswell Solar Plant, which supplies 14 megawatts of clean, renewable energy to North Carolina, has been in service since 2015.

How Companies Buy RECs to Meet Their Sustainability Goals

What the heck is a REC? Renewable Energy Certificates allow a factory in North Carolina to reduce carbon emissions to zero
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When the manufacturer UPM Raflatac wanted to eliminate carbon emissions, it didn’t have the luxury of building a solar or wind farm at its Henderson County, N.C., plant.

Duke Energy Earns Top Marks in 2020 Corporate Equality Index

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  • Company scores 100% on Human Rights Campaign’s annual scorecard of LGBTQ Workplace Equality for third year
  • Earns ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ distinction.
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  • Company scores 100% on Human Rights Campaign’s annual scorecard of LGBTQ Workplace Equality for third year
  • Earns ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ distinction.

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