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National Grid Crews Head to North Carolina & Florida to Aid Irma Response Efforts

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WALTHAM, Mass., September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 300 National Grid employees and 100 vehicles--including National Grid's mobile command unit—will be departing on Tuesday, September 12th to support Duke Energy and Tampa Electric in their response efforts to Hurricane Irma.

Duke Energy Named to Top Sustainability Index for 12th Straight Year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Continuing to build on a smarter and more sustainable energy future, Duke Energy today was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 12th consecutive year.

In the electric utility sector, 17 North American companies were evaluated for the index, and five were selected.

During Summer Break, Florida Teachers Trekked to the Rocky Mountains for Unique, Hands-On Professional Development

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Since 1976, Keystone Science School (KSS), nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, has taught scientific principles and leadership skills to young people, teachers, and community members through engaging hands-on field experiences.  Because today's youth are our future leaders, KSS developed interactive science education programs that help students become familiar with scientific and critical thinking skills and encourage them to be engaged citizens.

Want Solar Energy? New NC Law Makes It Easier for You

New customer offerings, rebates and a whole lot more solar highlight law
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Renewable energy and consumers will benefit from a new law in North Carolina to increase the amount of solar energy in the state.

The “Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina” law signed recently by Gov. Roy Cooper positions the state for continued solar growth while saving customers money.

What Happened to Solar Energy During the Eclipse?

Duke Energy’s plans to manage solar energy worked as expected, but people caused one surprise
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Instead of watching the Great American Eclipse on Monday, Duke Energy grid operators were watching the grid. For the most part, everything went as expected when the moon created a dusk-like darkness over North Carolina’s solar panels.

Self-Healing Technology Helps Improve Energy Grid Reliability

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The self-healing system can automatically detect, isolate and reroute power when a problem occurs. This helps reduce the number of outages, decrease the duration of outages and can even help restore power in a matter of minutes. And the best part, this can be done before anyone reports a power outage.

This is third in a series of three videos explaining how the modernized smart grid will deliver benefits. 

Save Money and Improve Your Energy Experience with Smart Meters

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What's the difference between a smart meter and a regular digital meter? With a smart meter, you have two-way communication with your energy provider. Smart meters allow you to see how much energy you use, when you use it, and its cost. You can use this information to monitor and reduce energy use to save money.

This is second in a series of videos explaining how the modernized smart grid will deliver benefits. 

Grid Modernization: How a Smart Grid Offers Customers More Control, Reliability and Clean Energy

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The energy grid is the backbone of the new digital economy. That’s why Duke Energy is investing $25 billion to modernize it.

A smart grid offers many advancements: Smart meters give you control over how and when you use energy, and how much you spend; self-healing networks make power outages shorter and increasingly rare; and we can generate more energy from renewable sources, delivering cleaner energy to your neighborhood.

What Does the Solar Eclipse Mean for Solar Power?

This unusual eclipse is a balancing act for energy companies
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When the Great American Eclipse glides over the country on Aug. 21, the moon will block more than 90 percent of the Carolinas' sunshine. That much darkness presents a first-of-its-kind puzzle for the Duke Energy employees managing solar energy.

Retired Colonel Heads Preparedness Operation for Duke Energy, Where Veterans Play Major Role in the Workforce

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Steve McGugan’s passion to help people in the midst of crisis didn’t diminish when he retired from the U.S. Army. Only the battlefield has changed.

Driven to run to the sound of the guns, as one of his generals said, and responding to urgent situations distinguished his 24 years in the Army, including 39 months in combat operations.

That drive led McGugan, a colonel, to a new career. He joined Duke Energy in January as director of emergency preparedness.

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