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Duke Energy & Piedmont Natural Gas Volunteers Build Outdoor Learning Lab

During Duke Energy In Action Month, employees across the company volunteer on dozens of projects
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More than 100 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas volunteers spent the day at Governors’ Village STEM Academy in north Charlotte on May 10 to build an outdoor learning lab.

Duke Energy Invests in Pre-K Education With $1 Million Grant

Summary: 
  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
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  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

For Small Businesses, Doing Good Is Part of the Job

Duke Energy recognizes small businesses that make giving back to the community part of their mission
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Small businesses are a powerful economic engine and a catalyst for good in their communities. During National Small Business Week (May 5-11), Duke Energy is spotlighting small businesses in its service area that are dedicated to giving back.

May is Duke Energy In Action month, when the company emphasizes community service and encourages employees to volunteer in their communities. During small business week, Duke Energy employees are volunteering side by side with employees from the small businesses.

Duke Energy Reaches $10 Million Commitment to Support Waterways in the Carolinas

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  • Since 2014, the Water Resources Fund has provided 125 grants to support projects in 12 river basins in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia
  • The most recent round of grants supports 12 projects impacting 43 counties
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  • Since 2014, the Water Resources Fund has provided 125 grants to support projects in 12 river basins in the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia
  • The most recent round of grants supports 12 projects impacting 43 counties

Duke Energy Proposes $76M Electric Transportation Program in North Carolina; Southeast’s Largest Utility EV Initiative Yet

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  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.
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  • Critical electric vehicle funding assistance for school buses, public buses and fleet vehicles. 
  • EV charging installations at home could yield customers $1,000 rebate.
  • Proposed program will support about 2,500 new charging stations in N.C.

Novo Nordisk and Discovery Education Award Three “Super Health, Super You” National Community Health Challenge Winners $10,000 in Prizes

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California, North Carolina and Texas Elementary Schools Awarded $10,000 Each to Improve Physical Activity and Healthy Living in their Communities

Paradise Elementary School Awarded Grand Prize and National Novo Nordisk Recognition Ceremony

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California, North Carolina and Texas Elementary Schools Awarded $10,000 Each to Improve Physical Activity and Healthy Living in their Communities

Paradise Elementary School Awarded Grand Prize and National Novo Nordisk Recognition Ceremony

North Carolina’s Solar Power Output Grew 36 Percent in 2018

Summary: 
  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth
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  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth

Xylem Watermark Partners with the Water Well Trust to Bring Clean Water to 24 Households in Holly Ridge, NC

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This past summer, the Water Well Trust partnered with Xylem Watermark to launch its largest project to date outside of Ashville in Holly Ridge, NC. The small town of 24 households relied on 3 deteriorating wells as its water source and did not have access to clean water. Xylem Watermark worked with local distributors, and together they assessed the site and installed 3 new well houses, which provided all 24 households access to clean, safe water.

Partnership With HBCUs Helps Duke Energy Recruit Top Talent

Fascinated by how things work, NC A&T State University student is becoming an engineer
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As a young child, Jonathan Reddix loved riding the merry-go-round at the zoo. 

While other riders waved to their parents and posed for pictures, he’d stare at the overhead gears and pulleys, trying to figure out what made the merry-go-round spin.

He said his mother and grandmother laugh about those rides, and his early fascination with how things work. His family’s also proud that his studies resulted in top grades, scholarships and a strong interest in engineering.

Duke Energy Protects Carolinas' Waterways With $800,000 in Grants

Summary: 
  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

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