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August 19, 2014
19:08 EDTDUKDuke Energy takes responsibility of oil spill, makes progress cleaning up river
Duke Energy made progress cleaning up an overnight spill of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of fuel oil into the Ohio River at W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati, according to the company. The company will continue cleanup operations tonight and around-the-clock. The company is working closely, on-site, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Coast Guard, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection and local agencies in response to the spill. The incident occurred shortly after 11 p.m. Monday during a fuel oil transfer at the plant on the banks of the Ohio River in New Richmond, Ohio. The company Monday night and early today quickly mobilized internal and external resources to respond to the spill, including three vessels on the river that have deployed approximately 2,000 feet of oil-containment booms to contain and help collect the oil. "We're working around the clock to rapidly and fully restore the affected section of the Ohio River and coordinating closely with local officials to make sure that drinking water continues to remain safe," said Lynn Good, president and CEO of Duke Energy. "We take responsibility for the cleanup and the well being of the communities we serve."
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May 27, 2015
12:31 EDTDUKDuke Energy Florida's solar plans to include new Orlando facility
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May 26, 2015
10:06 EDTDUKDuke Energy, LG Chem, Greensmith to build energy storage system in Ohio
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May 19, 2015
08:04 EDTDUKDuke Energy to retire Asheville coal-fired power plant in four to five years
Duke Energy announced plans to retire its Asheville, N.C., coal-fired power plant in four to five years and modernize its generation and transmission system in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina. The plan's major components include retiring the 376-megawatt Asheville coal power plant, investing approximately $750M to build a 650-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant, and installing solar generation at the site one of the first combinations of its kind. The plan includes investing approximately $320M to build a transmission substation near Campobello, S.C., and connect it to the Asheville power plant with a new approximately 40-mile, 230-kiloVolt transmission line. It also includes upgrading and rebuilding additional electrical infrastructure such as transmission lines and distribution substations. Carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced by about 60 percent, on a per-megawatt hour basis, due to the efficiency of the new gas plant and the fact that natural gas burns more cleanly than coal. The new gas plant also will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions across Duke Energy's Carolinas power plant fleet. Closing the Asheville coal plant and building a gas plant will make it unnecessary to invest in 126 megawatts of oil-fired generation units, to meet peak demand, and other capital investments that were planned for 2019. The power plant and electric transmission projects will create a peak construction workforce of about 800 jobs in the 2017-2019 timeframe, and generate significant local property tax revenues when brought in-service. Based on current Buncombe County tax rates, property taxes from the gas power plant are estimated to increase between 35 and 40 percent after the site is modernized.
May 18, 2015
14:59 EDTDUKDuke Energy management to meet with JPMorgan
Meetings to be held in Dallas on May 20, in Austin/Dallas on May 21 and in Austin/Houston on May 22 hosted by JPMorgan.

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