Ball Corporation Signs for 161 MW from Duke Energy’s Largest Wind Farm

Ball Corporation Signs for 161 MW from Duke Energy’s Largest Wind Farm

Ball Corporation recently signed a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Duke Energy for 161 megawatts from the energy provider’s largest wind power project. Construction on the 350-MW Frontier Windpower II project is set to begin later this summer in Kay County, Oklahoma.

Hurricane Michael Causes Widespread Power Outages, Damage in Southeast

Hurricane Michael Causes Widespread Power Outages, Damage in Southeast

Hurricane Michael left approximately 2.5 million electricity customers in the southeast without power. As of Monday morning, the Edison Electric Institute reported that electricity had been restored to all but around 241,000.

Florence Flooding Prompts Duke Energy Plant Shutdown, Coal Ash Concerns

Florence Flooding Prompts Duke Energy Plant Shutdown, Coal Ash Concerns

Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence breached a dam at Duke Energy’s L.V. Sutton plant near Wilmington, North Carolina late last week. The flooding prompted the utility to shut down its natural gas power units at the site, and raised concerns about a coal ash spill into the nearby Cape Fear River.

Half a Million Customers Still Without Power After Florence

Half a Million Customers Still Without Power After Florence

Half a million customers were still without power in the wake of Florence as of 10 am EDT Monday morning, the Edison Electric Institute reported. Outages affecting approximately 504,000 customers are mainly in North Carolina.

Duke Energy Customers in NC to Benefit from Approved Rebate Program

Duke Energy Customers in NC to Benefit from Approved Rebate Program

Business and non-profit energy users in North Carolina are eligible for solar rebates through a new program from Duke Energy. The $62 million solar rebate program – which will help customers with the upfront cost of installing solar panels on their properties – has been approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission.

Wish List Drones Fly Power Lines to Poles in Puerto Rico

Wish List Drones Fly Power Lines to Poles in Puerto Rico

Drones used to be on the futuristic wish list of energy management tools a few years ago. But now real-life commercial drone deployments are picking up, and not just for inspections. Duke Energy reported this week that the company’s drone team used the drones to … Read more…

Duke Energy Asks for Coal Ash Cleanup Rate Hike in North Carolina

Duke Energy Asks for Coal Ash Cleanup Rate Hike in North Carolina

Duke Energy submitted a request to North Carolina regulators asking for a hike in electricity rates on Friday. If approved, commercial and industrial customers would see an average increase in rates of 10.9%, The Charlotte Observer reported. More than half of the increase would go … Read more…

Duke to Fund More than 200 EV Charging Stations in NC

The advent of electric vehicles (EVs) is a big deal to energy managers because they will be tasked with supplying electricity to units on their premises. Such stations are becoming more common. For instance, Duke Energy, under its “EV Charging Infrastructure Project,” will install more than … Read more…

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