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Duke Energy Florida's Innovative Battery Storage Projects Provide Customer, Grid Benefits

Sites in Gilchrist, Gulf, Highlands counties to store nearly 34 megawatts of electricity. Energy storage supports reliability, grid operations, critical services.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 8, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Delivering on the company’s commitment to expand battery energy storage technology in Florida, Duke Energy announced the completion of three battery projects in Gilchrist, Gulf and Highlands counties.

Totaling nearly 34 megawatts, the recently completed facilities will enhance the customer experience by continuing to modernize grid operations, improve overall reliability and support critical services during power outages.

Duke Energy Awards More Than $300,000 in Grants to Innovative K-12 Education Initiatives Across Indiana

Grants will support programs based in Clark, Daviess, Hamilton, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Huntington, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Ripley, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Vigo counties.
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PLAINFIELD, Ind., April 6, 2022, /3BL Media/ – The Duke Energy Foundation announced it is awarding more than $300,000 in grants to 24 innovative K-12 education programs serving communities across Indiana.

“Our educators and students are facing tremendous challenges teaching and learning as we emerge from the pandemic,” said Stan Pinegar, president of Duke Energy Indiana. “It’s more important now than ever before that we support and invest in opportunities for our children in the communities we serve to thrive and reach their full potential.”

How Andy Smith Makes a Difference in the Battle Against Opioid Addiction

Duke Energy grants in Indiana helped Smith become a counselor to aid others
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When Andy Smith counsels men and women struggling to overcome an addiction, he tells them a bit of his personal history and offers this advice:

“Addiction wasn’t your problem. It was your solution.”

Though Smith said he’s never done hard drugs and rarely drank hard liquor, he said he resorted to unhealthy solutions after his parents died three weeks apart when he was 17 – his mother from cancer, his father from a heart attack.

How Scholarships Support a Diverse Pipeline of Nuclear Engineers

Duke Energy grant helps S.C. State University prepare students for careers in carbon-free energy
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by Katie Toussaint Thurston

Clean energy requires a clean energy workforce. That’s why Duke Energy is funding scholarships for 15 nuclear engineering students in South Carolina State University’s nuclear engineering program.

April Edwards Helps Build a Smarter, Stronger Grid

For Women’s History Month, meet one of the women powering the grid at Duke Energy
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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories for Women’s History Month about women at Duke Energy who power the grid and our clean energy transition. Throughout March, we’ll show you the plants that generate electricity and the crews who build the power lines and substations that deliver it to your home.

As Duke Energy’s director of asset design in southern Indiana, April Edwards makes sure the crews who work on neighborhood power lines and equipment are ready for any challenge.

How Wen Tong Helps Power the Sunshine State

For Women’s History Month, meet one of the women powering the grid at Duke Energy
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Editor’s note: This story is part of a series for Women’s History Month about women at Duke Energy who power the grid and our clean energy transition. Throughout March, we’ll show you the plants that generate electricity and the crews who build the power lines and substations that deliver it to your home. Click here to read the first story.

By Jessica Wells

Lynn Good Named One of the World's Most Powerful Women by Forbes

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Congratulations to our CEO Lynn Good for being named one of the World's Most Powerful Women by Forbes. We're grateful she's leading our clean energy transition - the largest in the industry - for our customers and communities.

See the full list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes

Lynn J. Good, Chair, President & CEO of Duke Energy Corporation Met With Business Roundtable to Discuss Climate Change

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CEO Lynn Good met with Business Roundtable to discuss our leadership in addressing climate change by building renewables, continuing to operate nuclear, and retiring coal assets. We are committed to reducing carbon emissions as quickly, affordably and reliably as we can. Watch the video for more: http://spr.ly/6044Kyz00

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How Duke Energy Finds New Life for Old Power Poles

As part of its sustainability programs, the company recycles or repurposes 90 percent of the 25,000 tons of wood waste produced annually
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Russ Wilkenloh has spent more than a decade at Duke Energy finding ways to reduce the amount of wood waste that goes to the landfill.

It’s a challenge.

Duke Energy Expands Clean Energy Action Plan

Summary: 
  • Less than 5% of energy from coal by 2030, full exit by 2035 (1)

  • Expands net-zero goals to include Scope 2 and certain Scope 3 emissions.

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  • Less than 5% of energy from coal by 2030, full exit by 2035 (1)

  • Expands net-zero goals to include Scope 2 and certain Scope 3 emissions.

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