Duke Energy proposes Indiana energy efficiency programs

           Duke Energy proposes Indiana energy efficiency programs

PR Newswire

PLAINFIELD, Ind., May 29, 2014

PLAINFIELD, Ind., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy is asking state
utility regulators to approve a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficiency
programs for its customers.

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Current energy efficiency programs offered by Energizing Indiana will continue
through Dec. 31, 2014.

"Since the early 1990s, Duke Energy has offered its customers programs to save
energy and save money," said Doug Esamann, Duke Energy state president –
Indiana. "Upon approval from the commission, we plan to continue offering
energy efficiency programs similar to those that exist today. I encourage all
customers to take full advantage of these valuable energy-saving

The programs the company wants to offer residential customers, beginning Jan.
1, 2015, include:

  oResidential Smart Saver – offers rebates to customers who maintain or
    upgrade their home heating and air conditioning units, who insulate attics
    and ductwork or add high-efficiency lighting.
  oAgency Assistance Portal – provides homeowners and renters who apply for
    the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and sign up
    for Agency Assistance Portal with a 12- pack of CFLs
  oAppliance Recycling – removes older, less-efficient refrigerators and
    freezers from customers' homes and pays them a $50 incentive
  oEnergy Education for Schools – targets elementary students with energy
    efficiency information and provides a take-home kit of low-cost
    energy-saving devices
  oResidential Neighborhood – provides energy-efficient and weatherization
    improvements for income-qualified customers
  oMulti-Family EE Products and Services – offers a variety of energy
    efficiency measures, including lighting, for apartments and other
    multi-family buildings
  oMy Home Energy Report – informs customers about their energy use as
    compared to similar homes in their community and gives energy-saving tips
  oPower Manager – pays customers who voluntarily reduce their use of air
    conditioning during times of high demand for electricity
  oHome Energy House Call – assesses homes with electric heat or electric hot
    water heaters for their efficiency and provides a kit of energy efficiency

As is the case today, there will be no separate fees for customers to
participate in these programs. Program costs will be included in customers'
monthly utility bills under an energy efficiency rider.

In addition, the company will continue to offer both prescriptive and custom
energy efficiency programs and incentives for commercial and industrial

Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned
electric capacity to approximately 800,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile
service area, making it the state's largest electric supplier. More
information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.

Media contact: Lew Middleton
Office: 317.838.1505 | 24-Hour: 800.559.3853

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