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Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas Announce Additional Help for Customers During Pandemic

Enhanced care, expanded assistance program for customers experiencing payment challenges
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas today said they are adding steps to help customers who are suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The additional steps build on the swift actions both service providers offered to help customers at the start of the response to the pandemic. Both suspended key credit processes, including disconnections for nonpayment, late payment fees and fees for credit card and other payments.

Duke Energy Pledges $150,000 to Support Women-, Veteran- and Minority-owned Small Businesses Impacted by Pandemic in Greater Cincinnati Area

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CINCINNATI, July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, is partnering with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber to provide financial assistance to local women-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Each chamber will receive $75,000 from Duke Energy to be distributed to qualified small businesses.

New Pollinator Garden at Duke Energy Tippecanoe Solar Power Plant in Indiana Helps Pollinator Species Thrive

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., June 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A new Duke Energy solar power plant in West Lafayette, Ind., which provides clean, renewable electric energy, also now helps renew and increase populations of so-called “pollinator species” important to the growth and reproduction of flowers and food plants.

Extra Federal Funds Available to Help with Utility Bills

Crisis Assistance Ministry wants Mecklenburg County, N.C., residents to apply for extra federal funding available through June 26
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Carol Hardison wants people in need to know they don’t have to wait to get help paying utility bills.

Hardison’s agency, Crisis Assistance Ministry, has an extra $1.2 million in special federal funding to help Mecklenburg County, N.C., residents pay their utility bills through June 26. An applicant does not need to have a disconnect notice to receive assistance as they normally would.

New Technology Helps Protect Bats from Wind Turbines

With researchers and tech developers, Duke Energy helps develop the Bat Deterrent System
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Editor’s note: This story and photos were captured before the pandemic. Duke Energy crews are following stringent measures – including wearing masks and social distancing – to work safely while they perform essential work to keep the lights on. You can learn more about how we’re working safely during the pandemic here.

Duke Energy Pledges $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice and Racial Equity

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, is pledging $1 million to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity.

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

Pandemic Stopped Their Program, but These Kids Adapted

Duke Energy donations helped FIRST North Carolina and 30 other groups during coronavirus outbreak
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What does a program that teaches students to think like engineers do when a pandemic shuts them down? It pivots.

Facing Layoffs and Uncertainty, Floridians Reach Out for Help

Duke Energy donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief in Florida to help pay housing and utility costs
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Like many service organizations, the Heart of Florida United Way has been flooded with an increase in requests for help during the pandemic.

At times their call volumes reached four times the average, said Ashley Blasewitz, SVP of donor and volunteer experiences, as many as 3,000 calls for help in a day.

“Each,” she said, “is a person who is stressed out, anxious, tense and trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”

5 Ways to Learn About Electricity at Home

Find games, puzzles, lesson plans and more from Duke Energy
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You flip the light switch and, like magic, your lights come on and the ceiling fan starts to spin. But, it’s not magic – it’s a complex system of power plants, people and technology that runs every day to make sure we have reliable electricity. Duke Energy has some resources for students of all ages to learn about the magic behind the light switch.

Build your own candy atom

Duke Energy Carolinas Proposes Accelerating Fuel Savings to North Carolina Customers

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

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Typical residential customers’ monthly bills would go down $3.03 Sept. 1, due to fuel savings and other annual adjustments

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