Ben Zhang’s teammates are using data science to help Duke Energy plan for the future. Some are helping customers be more energy efficient as electric vehicles and solar installations increase, and others are helping add new technologies and carbon-free energy sources. All their work is connected.
Upgrades at Duke Energy’s Markland Hydroelectric Station near Florence, Ind., increased the plant’s clean, renewable energy output by about 10% and will improve reliability for customers during the next 40 years.
Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station has a new dog. “Spot” can sit, lie down and roll over. Unlike your average Rover, Spot is also trained to perform inspections of hard-to-access areas at the plant on Lake Keowee near Seneca, S.C.
ESG Report shows progress on mission to reach net-zero carbon emissions
By Jessica Wells
Duke Energy is leading the nation’s largest clean energy transition, and its ESG Report released on April 26 shows how the company has increased solar and wind capacity by 20 percent in 2021 and reduced carbon emissions by 44 percent since 2005.
IT changed his life so he created a nonprofit to pass coding skills to another generation
Growing up in a poor neighborhood in Charlotte, N.C., Orlandus Gilmore said his horizons broadened when he rode a school bus through wealthier neighborhoods. He could do better for his family, he decided – and he would.
A year after graduating from Winston-Salem State University, a historically Black university where he lettered in football and graduated cum laude, Gilmore took a job in coding with Piedmont Natural Gas. He now works for Duke Energy as a senior IT digital leader. While his career advanced, he coached football and heard from boys who dreamed of starring in the NFL.