Innovation Spotlight: Duke Energy

Innovation Spotlight: Duke Energy

At Duke Energy, we’re always improving operations and finding smart, safe and innovative ways to power the communities we serve. We’re embracing new technologies, like a smarter electric grid and energy storage solutions, and forward-thinking strategies, like using a diverse mix of energy sources to meet our customers’ demand for affordable, reliable electricity while balancing environmental responsibility.

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Ben Zhang and Team Use Data Science for a Cleaner, Resilient Electric Grid
By Jessica Wells illumination Staff Writer Ben Zhang’s teammates are using data science to help Duke Energy plan for the future. Some are helping customers be more energy efficient as electric vehicles and solar installations increase, and others are helping add...
May 18, 2022 9:55 AM ET
Look Inside Duke Energy's Renewable Control Center
By Jessica Wells Harnessing the wind and sun to make renewable power seems simple, but there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. About 30 employees work 12-hour shifts at Duke Energy’s Renewable Control Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, to monitor and control wind turbines, solar panels and batteries in 22 states. The operators remotely start or stop equipment, alert field...
May 11, 2022 9:25 AM ET
Spot the Robot Dog Helps Humans Inspect Nuclear Power Plant
By Mikayla Kreuzberger Duke Energy’s Oconee Nuclear Station has a new dog. “Spot” can sit, lie down and roll over. Unlike your average Rover, Spot is also trained to perform inspections of hard-to-access areas at the plant on Lake Keowee near Seneca, S.C. Spot, purchased in 2021, is...
May 6, 2022 9:55 AM ET
Her Mission: Plant Trees to Ensure City's Future
With the help of thousands of volunteers, TreesCharlotte has planted 42,481 trees since the nonprofit launched in 2012. But keeping Charlotte’s tree canopy healthy will require much more than volunteers with shovels and saplings. It takes a city. As the new executive director of TreesCharlotte, Jane Myers said an important...
Nov 5, 2021 8:20 AM ET
Duke Energy Commits Nearly $500,000 in Grants to Organizations That Preserve, Enhance South Carolina's Natural Resources
16 organizations receive funding from Duke Energy Foundation. Funding will benefit organizations supporting environmental projects and programs that improve access to nature for underserved communities.
Oct 14, 2021 8:45 AM ET