duke energy corp (DUK) Key Developments
Duke Energy to Build 13-MW Solar Facility at Camp Lejeune
Jan 22 15
Duke Energy (DUK) partnered with the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps to build 13-megawatt (AC) solar facility being built at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, N.C. The facility will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Progress (DEP) and is expected online in 2015. It will help DUK further its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy mix and meet the N.C. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard. The 13-MW solar facility (or 17 MW DC) will cover 80 acres and connect to the electric grid at a DEP-owned substation on military property. The power will be available to DEP customers. Camp Lejeune will continue to purchase power from DEP.
Duke Energy Corporation Signs Agreements to Purchase 20MW of Solar Power for Indiana Customers
Jan 14 15
Duke Energy Corporation has signed 20-year agreements with three solar developers to purchase up to 20MW of solar power for its Indiana customers. The company has filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to approve the agreements. Pending regulatory approval, the developers will build and operate four solar panel projects, each producing up to 5 megawatts of electric power. The projects include: Pastime Farm LLC in Clay County and McDonald Solar LLC in Vigo County, developed by Solexus Development and Strata Solar; Geres Energy LLC in Howard County, developed by Inovateus Solar; and Sullivan Solar LLC in Sullivan County, developed by juwi solar. The projects in Clay, Howard and Vigo counties are expected to provide renewable energy by the end of 2015. The Sullivan County project is expected to provide renewable energy by March 2016.
Duke Energy Names Melissa Anderson as Chief Human Resources Officer, Effective January 21, 2015
Jan 7 15
Duke Energy has named Melissa Anderson senior vice president and chief human resources officer, effective Jan. 21, 2015. Anderson will be responsible for human resources policy, strategy and processes related to talent management and diversity, employee and labor relations, total rewards programs, and delivery of business partner services. Anderson most recently served as senior vice president of human resources for Domtar Inc. Her previous experience includes serving as vice president of human resources of global financing at IBM Corporation.
Duke Energy Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend, payable on March 16, 2015
Jan 2 15
Duke Energy declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.795 per share, payable on March 16, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business February 13, 2015.
Duke Energy Corporation Acquires 20-Megawatt Solar Project in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Dec 19 14
Duke Energy reported that it has acquired a 20-megawatt solar project in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, from Geenex and ET Solar Energy Corp. for an undisclosed amount. The solar plant can produce enough electricity to power approximately 3,500 homes.