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It's Preparedness Month. Here's How to Get Ready for Natural Disasters

Duke Energy employees made storm kits to help people prepare for natural disasters; you can make a kit, too.
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If there’s a big storm or other emergency, you won’t have time to pack the things you need. But if you have a storm kit prepared, you’ll be ready.

That’s why Duke Energy provided storm kits to nonprofits in its service area.

“As storm threats continue to grow, we want to ensure our most vulnerable communities have access to these storm kits to help them prepare and stay safe,” said Kevin McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of government affairs and community relations in North Carolina.

More Charlotte Students Gain Access to Remote Learning Thanks to $25,000 in Hot Spots from Piedmont Natural Gas

Summary: 
  • Donation will pay for 12 months of wireless internet service via mobile hot spots.
  • As many as 16,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students are in need of a reliable internet connection for remote learning.
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  • Donation will pay for 12 months of wireless internet service via mobile hot spots.
  • As many as 16,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students are in need of a reliable internet connection for remote learning.

North Carolina's Largest Hydro Plant Gets a Makeover

Nearly every piece of Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station has been upgraded to run smoothly for 50 more years
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From the littlest electrical switches to rotors that weigh 300 tons, Duke Energy employees recently completed a multi-year renovation at Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station to update nearly every part of the plant.

Duke Energy's Green Source Advantage Continues Solar Expansion in North Carolina

Summary: 
  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.
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  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.

How Employees Build an Inclusive Workforce at Duke Energy

New employee-led Asian Inclusion Network in Cincinnati wants to increase awareness and understanding
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Months before the coronavirus spread throughout the world, Judy Downs and Bo Zhuo co-founded Duke Energy’s first Asian Inclusion Network.

They formed the AIN employee resource group in Cincinnati to increase awareness and understanding of Asian employees and encourage an inclusive work environment. They had no idea how relevant the support group would become.

Duke Energy Progress Extends Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion to Financial Sector

$700 million debt offering marks the fourth D&I transaction by a Duke Energy franchise
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $700 million debt offering with the help of seven diverse and minority-owned financial firms.

Duke Energy Employees Choose $1 Million in Grants for Social Justice

Phyllis Young nominated this Florida clinic from her childhood neighborhood, one of 80 to receive a grant
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Phyllis Young has volunteered for countless community events, nonprofit boards and fundraisers, but being able to help Willa Carson Health and Wellness Center in Clearwater, Fla., this year means more.

Duke Energy Provides More Than $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice, Racial Equity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, today announced the recipients of more than $1 million in employee-directed grants to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity.

Grants will be distributed to 80 organizations across seven states where the company has electric and gas customers – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Duke Energy Creates Job Training Opportunities Through $900,000 in Grants to North Carolina Community Colleges

Summary: 
  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017
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  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017

Bank of America Taps Duke Energy to Expand Renewable Energy Commitment

Summary: 

Partnerships support new solar generation to power Bank of America's Charlotte operations; also support new solar projects in local communities.

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Partnerships support new solar generation to power Bank of America's Charlotte operations; also support new solar projects in local communities.

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