Power Play: Did Duke Energy Pick the Right CEO?

James 'Jim' Rogers, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Duke Energy Corp., waits to speak at a hearing of the North Carolina Utilities Commission in Raleigh, North Carolina Photograph by John W. Adkisson/Bloomberg

The staid, predictable world of regulated electric utilities isn’t known for drama or intrigue. And yet the sector is currently serving up the most interesting corporate power play in a while, filled with plenty of ego and allegations of backstabbing and double-dealing. And all in genteel North Carolina, of all places.

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