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Ben Zhang and Team Use Data Science for a Cleaner, Resilient Electric Grid

Over 20 years, he's built a company-wide data science program at Duke Energy
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By Jessica Wells illumination Staff Writer

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.

Duke Energy Florida, Coastal Conservation Association Florida Deploy Artificial Reef off State's Gulf Coast

Summary: 
  • More than 170,000 pounds of high-quality concrete are used to create ‘Duke Energy/CCA Florida Reef’

(Coastal Conservation Association Florida issued the following news release this week.)

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  • More than 170,000 pounds of high-quality concrete are used to create ‘Duke Energy/CCA Florida Reef’

(Coastal Conservation Association Florida issued the following news release this week.)

Duke Energy Making Rapid Clean Energy Progress, CEO Tells Shareholders at Annual Meeting

Summary: 
  • Lynn Good says company ‘leading largest clean energy transition’ in U.S.
  • Customer focus, energy affordability remain key priorities.
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  • Lynn Good says company ‘leading largest clean energy transition’ in U.S.
  • Customer focus, energy affordability remain key priorities.

Markland Hydro Station Generates More Clean Energy After Upgrades

Duke Energy’s power plant on the Ohio River in Indiana increased output by 10%
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By McKenzie Barbknecht illumination Contributor

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.

Spot the Robot Dog Helps Humans Inspect Nuclear Power Plant

Oconee Nuclear Station’s robot is one of the latest ways Duke Energy uses innovative technology to generate cleaner energy that’s affordable, reliable and safe
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By Mikayla Kreuzberger

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.

Look Inside Duke Energy's Renewable Control Center

As renewable energy grows, these operators make sure it’s efficient and safe
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By Jessica Wells

Harnessing the wind and sun to make renewable power seems simple, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes.

Duke Energy Grows Renewables by 20 Percent in 2021

ESG Report shows progress on mission to reach net-zero carbon emissions
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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.

Duke Energy Renewable Energy Growth Soars by 20% in 2021

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  • Company added nearly 1,800 MW of renewable energy
  • Carbon emissions have been slashed by 44% from 2005 levels
  • More data released in ESG Report

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) had its best year ever for adding renewable energy as the company posted a 20% jump in wind and solar power in 2021.

Orlandus Gilmore Is Using His Life Lessons To Inspire Young People

IT changed his life so he created a nonprofit to pass coding skills to another generation
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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.

Nicole Flippin Leads the Way to Robinson Nuclear Plant's Bright Future

For Women’s History Month, meet one of the women powering the grid at Duke Energy
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Editor’s note: This is part of a series for Women’s History Month about women at Duke Energy who power the grid. Read the other two stories about the crews who build power lines and substations and deliver electricity to your home.

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