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Duke Energy Helps Build North Carolina Workforce With $615,000 in Grants to Community Colleges, HBCUs and Nonprofits

Summary: 
  • 19 workforce development programs receive Duke Energy Foundation grants
  • Grants strengthen programs that serve underrepresented audiences, including women, minorities and veterans
  • Duke Energy Foundation has made $6.3 million in workforce grants in the last five years
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  • 19 workforce development programs receive Duke Energy Foundation grants
  • Grants strengthen programs that serve underrepresented audiences, including women, minorities and veterans
  • Duke Energy Foundation has made $6.3 million in workforce grants in the last five years

Duke Energy Reaches 10,000-Megawatt Renewable Energy Milestone

Summary: 
  • Milestone demonstrates progress towards achieving net-zero goals by 2050.
  • Company commissions 144-MW Pflugerville Solar Facility in Texas.
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  • Milestone demonstrates progress towards achieving net-zero goals by 2050.
  • Company commissions 144-MW Pflugerville Solar Facility in Texas.

He Took a Step Forward for the 'Chance of a Lifetime'

How Road to Hire puts young people on the path to good-paying tech jobs
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One day last summer, Jordan Howard got a call that would change his life.

He had wrapped up the rigorous application and interview process with Road to Hire, an organization whose programs help place students and young people in good-paying, in-demand tech jobs. 

On the last day of August, Howard’s 25th birthday, he found out he got in. “I feel like it was heaven-sent,” he said. “It was the best birthday gift I could have ever gotten.”

Electric Police Motorcycles Help Florida City Meet Sustainability Goals

How Largo’s conversion to an electric fleet, with assistance from Duke Energy, is part of a broader plan to use renewable energy
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The Largo Police Department in Florida just got more efficient. The force recently added two new Zero electric motorcycles to its fleet, part of the city’s transition to all-renewable energy.

The city’s commitment to an electric light-duty fleet by 2030 is part of the Largo Environmental Action Plan. Largo plans to convert to 100 percent renewable energy as a government by 2035 and as a community by 2050.

Duke Energy Supports Pride Month, All Year

Jeff Baker and his Florida teammates spread message of diversity and inclusion
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The St. Pete Pride parade, which attracted 265,000 people in 2019, hasn’t been held for two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. But when participants march again, members of Florida’s new Duke Energy WeR1 employee resource group will be among them.

For Jeff Baker, it’s a matter of personal and professional pride. In his 16 years at Duke Energy, he said he has never felt discriminated against at work because of his sexual orientation. But he also never realized how many allies he and his LGBTQ+ co-workers have.

Duke Energy Begins Construction on Largest Solar Plant in Surry County, N.C.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy continues to expand solar power in North Carolina with construction starting on its 22.6-megawatt (MW) Stony Knoll Solar power plant. Once completed, it will be the largest solar plant in Surry County.

The project will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions.* The project was selected as part of the competitive bidding process established by 2017’s solar legislation in North Carolina.

Duke Energy Foundation Grants Seek to Expand Broadband Internet Access in Indiana's Underserved Areas

Grants include $100,000 for Purdue Center for Regional Development; $13,000 for Indiana Farm Bureau
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PLAINFIELD, Ind., June 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Two Duke Energy Foundation grants totaling more than $113,000 will help improve broadband internet access in underserved areas in 15 Indiana counties.

The foundation has awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Purdue Center for Regional Development to work with counties to develop “digital inclusion plans” to assess broadband access and needs. The targeted counties will receive $5,000 each to develop the plans.

Duke Energy Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Expand Indiana Suicide Prevention Call Centers

Summary: 
  • Funding to help prepare for national ‘988’ suicide prevention hotline in 2022.
  • Grant coincides with Mental Health Awareness month in May.
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  • Funding to help prepare for national ‘988’ suicide prevention hotline in 2022.
  • Grant coincides with Mental Health Awareness month in May.

Duke Energy Begins Construction on 22.6-megawatt Cabarrus County, N.C., Solar Project

Summary: 
  • Newest solar project selected through rigorous competitive bidding process in N.C.
  • Joins more than 40 other Duke Energy solar plants in the state
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  • Newest solar project selected through rigorous competitive bidding process in N.C.
  • Joins more than 40 other Duke Energy solar plants in the state

Malta Teams up With Duke Energy to Study Possibility of Converting Coal Units Into Clean Energy Storage Facilities

Summary: 
  • Study focuses on the socioeconomic, environmental and operational benefits of integrating Malta’s 100-megawatt, 10-hour pumped heat energy storage system into existing infrastructure.
  • A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is funding the year-long study.
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  • Study focuses on the socioeconomic, environmental and operational benefits of integrating Malta’s 100-megawatt, 10-hour pumped heat energy storage system into existing infrastructure.
  • A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is funding the year-long study.

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