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Duke Energy Work From Home Program Benefits Customers, Employees

Mike Weatherspoon can respond quickly to customer calls from his new home office
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Mike Weatherspoon didn’t create his Duke Room for watching Duke University Blue Devils basketball. It’s for taking calls as a senior customer service virtual care specialist at Duke Energy. 

“Some people have man caves,” he said, “but I have a Duke Room.”

Weatherspoon, known to his co-workers as Mike Spoon, was one of the first customer service specialists in Charlotte to participate in a Virtual Customer Care Program where employees are based at home. This work-from-home setup is benefiting employees who enjoy a reduced commute, but it also helps customers.

Duke Energy Customer Service Week: Sean Tucker Embraces Teamwork at Work and on the Court

Lessons from basketball translate to the customer contact center for Sean Tucker. Companies are recognizing employees during Customer Service Week, Oct. 2-6
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Sean Tucker experienced the thrill of a lifetime on the basketball court, learning lessons he’s certain will make him a better teammate to his colleagues at work and to the customers they serve.

Duke Energy Foundation Increases Hurricane Irma Relief Contributions to $1 Million

Summary: 
  • The company initially donated $250,000 to Florida Disaster Fund; additional $750,000 invested in United Way agencies, local community agencies and Duke Energy's Energy Neighbor Fund.
     
  • Funds will help assist communities during recovery activities
Press Release
  • The company initially donated $250,000 to Florida Disaster Fund; additional $750,000 invested in United Way agencies, local community agencies and Duke Energy's Energy Neighbor Fund.
     
  • Funds will help assist communities during recovery activities

A Baker's Dozen: Duke Energy Economic Development Honored by Site Selection Magazine

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- For the 13th consecutive year, Duke Energy has been named to Site Selection magazine's annual list of "Top Utilities in Economic Development."

In the magazine's September edition, it credits Duke Energy's economic development team and its successful collaboration with state and local partners for delivering more than $4 billion in capital investments and more than 14,000 new jobs in 2016. Duke Energy has been featured on the list every year since 2005.

Honoring the Legacy of Artist and Activist Romare Bearden

Stunning sculpture highlights Bearden’s pioneering path
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Charlotte’s newest public art – a swirling sculpture to make the city fall in love with a native son all over again – thrusts a gentle steel spear point into the sky above Romare Bearden Park.

Duke Energy Plans North Carolina's Largest Battery Storage Projects as Part of Western Carolinas Modernization Plan

Summary: 
  • Two projects planned; slated for Buncombe and Madison counties in western North Carolina
  • Will help with reliability and provide energy grid support to Duke Energy system
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  • Two projects planned; slated for Buncombe and Madison counties in western North Carolina
  • Will help with reliability and provide energy grid support to Duke Energy system

After Hurricane Irma, How Power Gets Restored

Crews From the Midwest Traveling to Florida to Help Get the Lights Back On
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By Jessica Wells

Mike Volrich will celebrate 30 years with Duke Energy next week, but he is still finding new opportunities. On Monday, he traveled to Florida to work a hurricane for the first time. 

He has worked countless ice storms and tornadoes in Indiana throughout his career, and although they have different hazards, he approaches them all with the same mindset.

National Grid Crews Head to North Carolina & Florida to Aid Irma Response Efforts

Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - More than 300 National Grid employees and 100 vehicles--including National Grid's mobile command unit—will be departing on Tuesday, September 12th to support Duke Energy and Tampa Electric in their response efforts to Hurricane Irma.

Duke Energy Named to Top Sustainability Index for 12th Straight Year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Continuing to build on a smarter and more sustainable energy future, Duke Energy today was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 12th consecutive year.

In the electric utility sector, 17 North American companies were evaluated for the index, and five were selected.

During Summer Break, Florida Teachers Trekked to the Rocky Mountains for Unique, Hands-On Professional Development

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Since 1976, Keystone Science School (KSS), nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, has taught scientific principles and leadership skills to young people, teachers, and community members through engaging hands-on field experiences.  Because today's youth are our future leaders, KSS developed interactive science education programs that help students become familiar with scientific and critical thinking skills and encourage them to be engaged citizens.

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