North Carolina

Duke Energy Helping Home Fund to Serve 700 Additional Income-Qualified North Carolina Families

Summary: 
  • Households will receive energy-saving upgrades through $2.5 million investment.
  • 3,500 North Carolina families already have benefited from program since 2015.
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  • Households will receive energy-saving upgrades through $2.5 million investment.
  • 3,500 North Carolina families already have benefited from program since 2015.

Duke Energy Sponsors Solar Installations in North Carolina Habitat Homes

Installations lowers energy costs and advance workforce development
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There have been more than 1,000 Habitat for Humanity homes built in Charlotte since 1983. Those with solar panels on the roof? Only a handful.

But with North Carolina second in the nation for solar power – only behind California – that could be changing.

Duke Energy’s $1 Million Grant Adds 200 EV Charging Stations Across North Carolina

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Between Main Street’s flowering trees and the patchwork facades of historic buildings, the Shute Family Parking Garden provides about 60 parking spaces for downtown Monroe, N.C. Soon, the parking garden will become even more green when the city installs its first electric vehicle charging station.

Duke Energy Selects North Carolina Locations for Economic Development Program

Summary: 
  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005
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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005

Students Help Build Hope for Victims of Hurricane Matthew

Columbus County, NC, high school students learn skills while building bed frames for Hurricane Matthew victims
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Amid the sawdust and hum of power tools, students at East Columbus High School in Lake Waccamaw, N.C., are helping rebuild their community.

Students built 50 wooden bed frames in their classroom workshop for Columbus County residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The October 2016 storm started in Florida and moved up the coast, killing nearly 50 people and damaging more than 100,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina.

In rural Columbus County, flooding caused the most damage in Fair Bluff, a town about an hour from the coast.

Education, Workforce Development in North Carolina Energized by $2.7 Million in Duke Energy Grants

Summary: 

More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

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More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

Duke Energy and YMCA Team Up to Give Back

by Hannah Welker, WCNC
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Originally posted on WCNC.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Duke Energy is finding ways to give back during the month of May through projects across the Charlotte area.
 
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Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

Summary: 
  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

How to Plant 500,000 Trees: One at a Time

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Charlotte, N.C., likes to be known as the City of Trees, but keeping that name requires a lot of work because development and aging trees are threats to the city's tree canopy. So the city decided in 2011 to cover half of Charlotte with trees by 2050. Doing that requires planting 500,000 trees.

Duke Energy | Working with Stakeholders on Future Generation Plans

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In a unique partnership, Duke Energy is working closely with environmentalists, community leaders, business owners and government officials in Asheville, N.C., to produce an energy efficiency plan specifically designed to delay the need for a new electricity generating unit.

Duke Energy has committed to close a half-century-old, coal-fired power plant in Asheville in 2019 – and replace it with a cleaner, natural gas-fired power plant, consisting of two generating units.

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