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…

Piedmont Customers to See Millions of Dollars in Benefits from Merger with Duke

The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) approved (Docket Nos.E-2, SUB 1095, E-7, SUB 1100, and G-9, SUB 682) Duke Energy’s acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas on September 29 – providing the final regulatory authorization needed to close the transaction on October 3.

Tesla’s Success Would Mean Success for Many in the Battery Storage Business

Tesla’s Success Would Mean Success for Many in the Battery Storage Business

Everyone already knows the big news this week was that Tesla Motors will buy SolarCity Corp. for $2.6 billion — a move that helps Tesla improve its economies of scale when it comes to manufacturing battery storage for both cars and energy. It’s a move that, generally, has positive implications for the development of battery storage across the board.

Duke Retains North Carolina Monopoly As NCUC Prohibits Third-Party Sales

The North Carolina Utility Commission (NCUC) issued a declaratory order (Docket No. SP-100, SUB 31) on April 15 – ruling that third parties, such as NC WARN, are prohibited from installing a solar system and selling the power produced to a non-profit entity. The finding represents … Read more…

From Coal Plant to Battery Storage Facility

Duke Energy, LG Chem, Greensmith and Parker Hannifin are re-purposing the W.C. Beckjord coal plant, which is in New Richmond, OH, to be a battery-based storage facility, according to Clean Technica. The re-purposed facility, which will store 2 MW of energy, will be a fast-response … Read more…

Duke Customers to Profit from $81M Settlement

Duke Energy announced on October 21 that it had reached an $81 million settlement agreement to end a 2008 lawsuit related to contracts between a former Duke Energy subsidiary – Duke Energy Retail Sales – and certain large corporate and industrial (C&I) electric customers of … Read more…

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