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The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

Duke Energy Releases Updated Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Template for Investors

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Enhanced reporting part of industry initiative to improve sustainability reporting for investors.

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Enhanced reporting part of industry initiative to improve sustainability reporting for investors.

Duke Energy Linemen Win Regional Contest; Advance to International Lineman's Rodeo

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PLAINFIELD, Ind., August 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Fifteen Duke Energy apprentice and journeyman lineworkers from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky earned the right to advance to the International Lineman's Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kans., Oct. 12-13, after competing in the Duke Energy Midwest Lineman's Rodeo in Plainfield on Aug. 11.

Duke Energy Selects Six Companies to Receive Power Partner Award

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

Consumers Energy Employee’s Memory Helps Save Dog From Michigan House Fire

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HOWELL, Mich., Aug. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy Howell industrial gas service worker Guy Houseman is a dedicated employee and devoted animal lover. Those two traits recently played a key role that resulted in a lifesaving effort of the four-legged kind.

A 26-year employee, Houseman is responsible for performing gas leak investigations and appliance repairs out of Consumers Energy’s Howell service center. He was on call the night of July 3 and responded to an emergency request to shut natural gas off at a house fire on Coon Lake Road in Howell.

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Strives to Adapt, Embrace the Concept of “New Energy”

Strategic Directions Report finds the industry focused on evolving business needs
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

Asian Supermarket Lights Up with Energy Efficiency

SCE helps 99 Ranch Market save energy and costs through energy-efficient lighting and refrigeration equipment.
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At 99 Ranch Market in Hacienda Heights, the brightly lit refrigerators display a line of unique Asian food items like durian and dumplings under new LED lights.

Shoppers no longer have to be bundled in warm clothing when browsing through the refrigerated aisles, said Christopher Connaughton, 99 Ranch Market’s procurement manager. Many of their open-front refrigerated display cases were replaced with energy-efficient enclosed cases this year.

Joint Training Strengthens Disaster Response

A new SCE course brings together local representatives to work with first responders.
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In 2015, when the call came in of an oil spill off of Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara County, emergency officials immediately leaped into action.

Local Breweries Master Art of Sustainable Brewing

Dozens of brewers learn clean energy tips at SCE’s Foodservice Technology Center workshop
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College campuses often have a local pub that students like to hang out at and for Cal Poly Pomona it’s Innovation Brew Works. But unlike other campus bars, the beers served here are all made by the students or recent graduates themselves.

Aflac Installs Solar Panels on Office Building in Georgia

Company enables cleaner, more efficient energy production
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Did you know solar panels were installed on top of one of Aflac’s office buildings in Columbus, Georgia, enabling more efficient and cleaner production of energy?

Click here to learn more about our commitment to being a sustainable company

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