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Lockheed Martin, Duke Energy ink 17-year renewable energy deal

As part of Lockheed Martin's comprehensive sustainability commitments, the corporation is focused on reducing overall energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through energy-efficiency measures as well as renewable energy projects. To those ends, Lockheed recently signed a 17-year power purch Read More...

Mickey goes green with Disney solar installation

As part of environmental sustainability efforts, the Reedy Creek Improvement District has installed a 5-MW solar field at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.A subsidiary of Duke Energy built the 11.5-acre plant that features 48,000 solar panels constructed in the iconic shape of Mickey Mous Read More...

Duke Energy to invest more than $1B in Indiana grid modernization

Duke Energy, one of the country's largest utilities, will invest $1.4 billion over the next seven years to upgrade the power grid in Indiana that serves more than 800,000 customers. In separate news, the company announced it's testing a hybrid energy storage system in North Carolina t Read More...

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 20 MW solar project in California

Duke is expanding its California solar operations with the acquisition of the 20 MW Longboat solar project that will be built in San Bernardino County near the city of Barstow. The deal brings Duke Energy Renewables’ California utility-scale solar portfolio to seven project Read More...

Duke Energy, Southern look to renewables growth; Duke targets 8 GW by 2020

Duke Energy, one of the largest utility holding companies in the U.S., has pronounced a new growth strategy: Renewable energy. The company, whose regulated utility territories span six states in the Southeast and Midwest, said in an April 28 news release hinged to its 2015 sustai Read More...

Duke Energy Renewables expands into New Mexico with 25-MW solar project

Duke Energy's unregulated, commercial subsidiary Duke Energy Renewables said May 10 that it has moved into New Mexico with the purchase of a 25-MW solar project from Infigen Energy. Power from project, which is under construction and expected to be completed later in 2016,  Read More...

A decade into energy management, Corning looks to renewable energy

Photo: Duke Energy Renewables' solar-generating facility in Conetoe, N.C., courtesy of of Corning. A Smart Energy Decisions exclusive This story is the fifth in a series of original features exploring the successes of a selection of corporations recognized by Energy Star for Read More...

Green group challenges Duke Energy monopoly

A North Carolina environmental group is taking a challenge to a long-standing state policy preventing the sale of electricity by parties other than a utility to a court of appeals. The group, NC WARN, which has a history of targeting North Carolina-based Duke Energy on its environmental re Read More...

Navy celebrates completion of 17 MW solar project

Photo, courtesy of the Department of the Navy, shows Department of the Navy Resilient Energy Program Office Executive Director John Kliem, Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Duke Energy Indiana President Melody Birmingham-Byrd, and Naval Support Activity Crane Commanding Officer Cmdr. Timothy Cra Read More...

Duke Energy Progress proposes 14.9% rate hike

Citing power plant modernization, the pursuit of cleaner energy sources and coal ash management, Duke Energy Progress has filed for a rate increase with the North Carolina Utilities Commission. The Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary said in a news release June 1 that it has requested to increase Read More...

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NC bill banning new wind permits signed into law

A North Carolina bill revamping the state’s solar energy policies to create a competitive marketplace was signed into law July 27 despite the inclusion of a provision that places a temporary ban on new wind farm permits.The law includes the allowance of third-party leases for rooftop solar arr Read More...

Florida utility pivots from nuclear to solar, storage

As part of a settlement agreement with the Florida Public Service Commission that allows Duke Energy Florida to abandon work on a planned, 2.2 GW nuclear plant, the utility announced a four-year plan to add 700 MW of solar generation along with electric vehicle charging stations and battery storage. Read More...

Duke Energy makes larger bid in C&I solar market

Duke Energy Corp. on Dec. 6 announced it has acquired full control of commercial solar developer REC Solar, following its purchase of a majority stake in the company in 2015. REC Solar will continue to be a part of Duke Energy Renewables, Duke Energy's commercial renewables organization, accord Read More...

NextEra Energy is Fortune’s “Most Admired” Utility

NextEra Energy topped the list of Fortune’s “The World’s Most Admired Companies” among electric and gas utilities. Dominion Energy ranked second, with Sempra Energy, Xcel Energy, and Duke Energy rounding out the top five for this segment.NextEra Energy has captured the t Read More...

Utility Roundup: Duke Energy, PPL Corp. announce moves

Duke Energy announced that it has renewed a long-term PPA with Craven County Wood Energy, a 50-megawatt biomass facility in North Carolina. This agreement continues the company’s plan to diversify its electricity mix with biomass and alternative energy.Duke Energy reports that the agreement wi Read More...

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