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North Carolina’s largest battery system now operating at Duke Energy substation

9-megawatt battery located in Asheville will provide energy support to the area's electric system Today, Duke Energy announced that it has begun operating the largest battery storage system in North Carolina. The 9-MW/9-MWh Samsung battery...
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Ohio energy utilities gear up to resume service disconnections

Impacts will fall disproportionately on low-income customers and people of color, affordable housing advocates say. Even as Ohio energy regulators recognized the ongoing COVID-19 emergency in an Aug. 12 order, the state's energy utilities have been...
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Backed by EPRI, major utilities launch initiative to accelerate economy-wide deep decarbonization

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals...

Crews from at least 32 states, D.C, and Canada responded to outages caused by...

Tropical Storm Isaias brought high winds, heavy rains, and destructive tornadoes on its path from Florida through New England this week. After tracking close to the southeastern Florida coast, the storm made landfall as...
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100 largest US power producers cut carbon emissions 8% in 2018

Carbon dioxide emissions from the largest 100 power producers in the U.S. decreased 8% over the course of 2018 largely due to natural gas, wind and solar projects displacing coal-fired generation, sustainability group Ceres said in a...
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Quiz: How well do you know lineworker history?

Since the beginning, lineworkers have been integral to how Duke Energy and its legacy companies have delivered electricity. Early lineworkers were pioneers, braving countless obstacles to establish the power and communications systems we rely on...

FCC move modernizing 900 MHz opens door for safer, deeper utility communication networks

The timeless beauty of the future grid will only be skin deep. The future electricity sector on some level won't look much different than the current one. Some centralized conventional power generation, some distributed energy, lots of substations...
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Colorado Springs Utilities brings 60 MW of solar energy online

Today, Duke Energy and Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) announced the start of operation for a new solar energy generating facility, the Palmer Solar project. Containing more than 220,000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs,...

Duke Energy Florida announces 2 new solar power plants, 2 others completed

The Twin Rivers Solar Power Plant will be built on 460 acres in Hamilton County, Fla. Once operational, the 74.9-MW facility will consist of about 235,000 tracking solar panels. The panels track the movement of the sun and are capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 23,000 homes at peak production.

Duke Energy Renewables buys 20 MW of solar projects in Georgia

The projects are in construction or have begun commercial operations across central Georgia under Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development Initiative.