Bringing the Future to Light - Duke Energy Sustainability Report 2016

Bringing the Future to Light - Duke Energy Sustainability Report 2016

Duke Energy’s 11th Sustainability Report continues our tradition of disclosure and transparency about how we do business – and how we strive to benefit the communities we serve. Anticipating changes in the industry drives us at Duke Energy. We are currently expanding renewable generation, transitioning from coal to natural gas, reducing our environmental footprint and modernizing our energy grid to support new technologies. We have public goals in this report to make sure we head down the right path – the one to a cleaner, more affordable and reliable energy future. But just as important as our operational activities, is our engagement with stakeholders. They remind us that Duke Energy touches many areas of our society outside of delivering energy. There are many examples in this year’s report where partnering with others yielded notable results. Sustainability is engrained at Duke Energy. We continue to fine-tune our business approach to take advantage of new technologies and improve innovation to make sure we exceed customer expectations. This goes hand-in-hand with our focus on the communities we serve, operational excellence, employee engagement and development.

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Water Resources Fund Provides $5 Million for Waterways
Healthy waterways are vital to the communities Duke Energy serves. But we can’t do it alone. Over the past two years, Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund has helped fund 59 projects by organizations across the Carolinas and Virginia, providing support for the good work done by others. The fund helps support projects that strengthen water quality, reinforce the importance of...
Jun 9, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Duke Engineer Builds Robots that Protect & Serve
When robots are mentioned, it’s easy to conjure up memories of old science fiction movies. But do they have a place in today’s energy industry? Kentucky employee Steve Hinkel is working on it. His innovative efforts teaching and designing robots have already caught the attention of local law enforcement and may have a future at Duke Energy. One of his recent creations is a rover...
May 18, 2017 1:10 PM ET
Duke Energy Adding More Wind & Solar Resources
Renewable energy technologies are advancing and prices are decreasing. Duke Energy is leveraging those advancements to expand its renewable energy portfolio and deliver cleaner energy to its customers. In total, the company has more than 20 wind projects and 60 solar facilities in operation in over a dozen states, totaling about 3,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity. For...
May 17, 2017 11:05 AM ET
Putting Rights of Way to Work for Wildlife
Duke Energy manages the land over which more than 30,000 miles of transmission lines traverse – that’s more than enough to circle the globe. With that much property to manage, the company has focused on how to put it to work for imperiled wildlife. Utility rights of way can serve as valuable corridors for threatened wildlife. To bolster these efforts, the Duke Energy Foundation...
May 12, 2017 10:15 AM ET
Green Microgrids Could be a New Growth Initiative for Duke Energy
Microgrids aren’t new. But Duke Energy’s efforts to power them with renewable energy have caught the attention of the industry. In simple terms, a microgrid is an energy system consisting of distributed energy sources – like solar and batteries – that can operate in parallel with, or independently from, the main power grid. It promotes energy security – giving customers a...
May 10, 2017 1:00 PM ET