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Duke Energy Announces 2013 Power Partners

                  Duke Energy Announces 2013 Power Partners

PR Newswire

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Businesses, a city government,
a public library, a college and three school systems are among the 18
organizations honored by Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) as 2013 Power Partners.

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The winners were recognized for their commitment to responsible energy use and
creating lasting value for their organizations and the communities they serve.

Innovation has always been at the center of the Power Partner awards, and the
2013 honorees are no exception.

Some of the winners have undertaken projects that are national models for
energy efficiency. Others have introduced competitive challenges to raise
energy efficiency awareness, reduce operational expenses and reward behavioral
changes.

"Duke Energy congratulates the 2013 Power Partner award winners," said Joni
Davis, vice president, large account management at Duke Energy. "This diverse
group demonstrates that smart energy usage is achievable by organizations of
all sizes, across many industries. We applaud their example."

The 2013 Duke Energy Power Partner award winners are:

  oBartholomew Consolidated School Corporation (Columbus, Ind.)
  oBissell (Charlotte, N.C.)
  oCapitol Broadcasting Company/American Tobacco Campus (Raleigh/Durham,
    N.C.)
  oChester County School District (Chester County, S.C.)
  oCity of Greensboro (Greensboro, N.C.)
  oContinental Tire the Americas, LLC (Sumter, S.C.)
  oCovidien (Greenwood, S.C.)
  oFifth Third Bank (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  oIndiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, Ind.)
  oJohnson Controls Battery Recycling Facility (Florence, S.C.)
  oMichelin North America, Inc. (Greenville, S.C.)
  oOrange County Public Schools (Orange County, Fla.)
  oPotashCorp (White Springs, Fla.)
  oPublic Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  oRiver Ridge Commerce Center (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
  oSimon Property Group (National)
  oUnifi, Inc. (Greensboro, N.C.)
  oWal-Mart Stores (National)

Duke Energy established the Power Partner awards in 1992 to recognize large
businesses that achieve exemplary results in energy efficiency, sustainability
and business growth. The 2013 Power Partner winners will be recognized at
individual award ceremonies this winter.

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: Kristina Hill
Office: 980.373.2596 | 24-Hour: 800.559.3853

SOURCE Duke Energy

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