Duke Energy: This is Not Leadership

Shorter versions of this oped were originally published in North Carolina in the Charlotte Observer on February 10, 2014 (found here) and in Florida in the Tampa Bay Times on February 11, 2014 (found here). When Duke Energy merged with Progress Energy to form the largest utility company in the United States, our organization wondered [...]

Duke Energy’s New Energy Savings Incentive Benefits Consumers and Cuts Energy Waste

Yesterday, the North Carolina Utilities Commission approved Duke Energy’s new energy efficiency financial incentive. With the order, Duke Energy will shift away from the Modified Save-A-Watt pilot that was approved in 2009, to a more common shared savings model. By adopting the shared savings incentive, the North Carolina Utilities Commission and their support confirmed their [...]

Carolinas moving forward on energy efficiency

With less fanfare than you might expect, state governments and utilities in the Carolinas have moved forward on energy efficiency. In total, we estimate that these programs could reduce electricity demand by about 8% in 2020. Cumulative Impacts Total North Carolina South Carolina Duke Energy Progress Energy 2009-2020 New Efficiency Initiatives Efficiency Building Codes Update [...]

Efficiency the size of a power plant (Duke Save-a-Watt resolved!)

Today we announced an agreement with Duke Energy Carolinas (pdf here) to dramatically increase the size of the “Save-a-Watt” energy efficiency program, while at the same time adding features to ensure that it is fair to customers.  If Duke Energy follows through and meets the targets, by 2020 the energy savings will be more than [...]