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Hydro Plant on Lake Keowee Helps Power Upstate South Carolina

Keowee Hydro Station marks 50 years of generating clean, renewable energy
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By Mikayla Kreuzberger, illumination Contributor

While it’s relatively young for a hydropower plant, Keowee Hydro Station tells the story of a much larger energy project for the beautiful northwest corner of South Carolina.

Duke Energy built the plant and the Keowee Dam along the Keowee River in the late 1960s and early 1970s to create Lake Keowee in Pickens County at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains.

Keowee Hydro began producing power in April 1971.

Duke Energy Cuts Carbon Emissions, Provides Support to Communities

Duke Energy’s 2020 Sustainability Report details clean energy transition, progress on environmental and social issues
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In a challenging 2020, two achievements defined Duke Energy – progress on its climate goals and support for customers, communities and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In its 2020 Sustainability Report released April 28, the company said it has reduced carbon emissions by more than 40 percent since 2005 and is on track to achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions at least 50 percent by 2030. The company intends to cut carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050.

Company Launches Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions - Offering Renewable Energy, Resiliency Solutions for Commercial Customers Nationwide

New brand connects customers with sustainable energy solutions that inspire breakthroughs and meaningful environmental and social benefits.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced the launch of Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a new commercial brand that unifies products and services offered by several Duke Energy subsidiaries, including Duke Energy Renewables, REC Solar and Duke Energy One, under one comprehensive brand.

Focus on Diversity in Orlando Area Will Boost Grassroots Groups

United Arts of Central Florida will use a Duke Energy grant to help small arts organizations
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Amid the national reckoning over racial injustice, sparked by the killing of George Floyd last year, the United Arts of Central Florida began reexamining its priorities.

For years, the nonprofit promoted diversity and inclusion by encouraging organizations to create programming that would appeal to a variety of audiences. The endeavor – funded by grants from Duke Energy – was a success. While the programs and audiences were diverse, few of the organizations were.

Duke Energy Renewables, At&T Offer $20,000 in Scholarships to Support Diverse Wind Technology Workforce in Oklahoma

Scholarships will be awarded to High Plains Technology Center students enrolled in wind technology program in 2021 and 2022 semesters.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DALLAS, April 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy Renewables, through the Duke Energy Foundation, and AT&T today announced $20,000 in student scholarships to High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Okla., for students interested in pursuing wind turbine technology careers.

Happy Earth Day! Duke Energy and Partners Work to Restore Habitat at Florida's Lake George

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Lake George and Silver Glen Springs in Marion County, Fla., are getting an aquatic habitat boost during the week of Earth Day.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the U.S. Forest Service and Duke Energy are leading a freshwater habitat restoration project this week with assistance from the St. Johns River Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  

Snook Are Moving North, and Scientists Want to Know Why

Scientists are studying the migration patterns of this Florida sportfish to protect its habitat
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Snook, a popular tropical sportfish, can weigh as much as a Border Collie and grow as long as four feet. They have silvery scales, two tall fins on their back and a protruding lower jaw. And until recently, catching one in North Florida would be unlikely.

With fewer winter freezes during the last 20 years, the fish have slowly expanded to rivers and parts of the Gulf of Mexico that were previously too cold to call home.

COVID-19 Didn't Stop Energy-efficient Improvements at Schools in Indiana

Noblesville Schools installed LED lights for big energy savings while schools were closed
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While remote digital learning during the pandemic has challenged parents, teachers and students, it opened the door for energy-efficient improvements on school campuses.

With no classrooms to disrupt for multiple months, schools have had a unique opportunity to make updates that students and teachers have been able to benefit from since returning to campus.

Noblesville Schools in Indiana jumped at the opportunity.

Duke Energy Awards $375,000 in Grants to South Carolina Tutoring Programs, Education Initiatives Impacted by Pandemic

Funding supports after-school and summer programs that mentor students while improving literacy skills. Grants also address social justice, racial equity needs in K-12 education.
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GREENVILLE, S.C., April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy announced the recipients of $375,000 in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation to South Carolina organizations that will fund tutoring and reading programs in underserved and minority communities to combat learning gaps created by the pandemic.

The funds will also support environmental education programs for Title 1 schools and culturally relevant professional development, particularly as it pertains to racial equity in education.

From Meter Reading to Power Grid, Jessica Hendrickson Is Driven to Excel

Her transmission construction crews in Florida are building a stronger grid for growth and clean energy
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Jessica Hendrickson has been a donut shop owner, real estate agent and meter reader, and before each career change, she asked herself the same question.

“Why not?”

Her curiosity and drive led her through a 20-year utility career to her current role as manager of Duke Energy’s transmission construction projects in Florida. She leads seven crews that work on the highest voltage lines, biggest substations and heaviest equipment to build a resilient grid for the company’s 1.8 million customers in the state.

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