Duke Energy dedicates state-of-the-art natural gas facility

         Duke Energy dedicates state-of-the-art natural gas facility

PR Newswire

EDEN, N.C., April 10, 2013

EDEN, N.C., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today
celebrated the opening of the Dan River Natural Gas Combined Cycle Station in
Eden, N.C.

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Located in Rockingham County, the state-of-the-art plant has an electric
capacity of 620 megawatts (MW).

The new station is part of the company's modernization effort to retire older,
less-efficient coal plants and replace them with cleaner-burning natural
gas-fueled units – resulting in decreased emissions and higher efficiency.
Capable of powering approximately a half-million homes, the natural gas
combined-cycle plant has nearly double the capacity of the older coal units
that were retired on the site in 2012.

Nearly 100 community and state leaders and project partners attended the
ceremony, including Eden Mayor John Grogan and Keith Mabe, chairman of the
Rockingham County Board of Commissioners.

"It's great to be part of this event today marking the opening of this new
advanced-technology facility, said Paul Newton, president of Duke Energy North
Carolina. "The Dan River Plant represents the overall plans of Duke Energy to
invest in our communities and install new state-of-the-art power generation
that will provide safe, reliable and increasingly clean energy for North

Video of today's event is available at:

Duke Energy Carolinas owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric
generation. That diverse fuel mix provides approximately 20,000 megawatts of
owned electric capacity to approximately 2.4 million customers in a
24,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about
the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.

Contact: Erin Culbert
24-Hour: 800.559.3853

SOURCE Duke Energy

Website: http://www.duke-energy.com
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