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As we harden and enhance the grid, we can’t forget distribution
As we harden and enhance the grid, we can’t forget distribution

Earlier this month, Power Magazine released an article highlighting the efforts being made to upgrade the U.S. power grid. The need is definitely evident, as the article states, "The U.S. needs to expand electricity transmissions systems by 60% by 2030..." We've seen...

Duke Energy to help power the grid with Ford’s new F-150
Duke Energy to help power the grid with Ford’s new F-150

In a recent press release, Duke Energy shared they are teaming up with Ford to develop a pilot program to test the performance of Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology. This new technology is just one of many innovative efforts Duke is using to reduce carbon emissions and...

Billions Planned for Grid Resiliency & Innovation
Billions Planned for Grid Resiliency & Innovation

According to a recent article from Utility Dive, the Department of Energy is making plans for the provision of $10.5 billion to improve grid resilience, enhance grid flexibility, and explore new approaches to reliability throughout the power industry. This new...

Southern Company intends to extend operation of Hatch Nuclear Plant
Southern Company intends to extend operation of Hatch Nuclear Plant

The Edwin I. Hatch nuclear power plant in Georgia has been operating since the mid-seventies, and currently provides carbon-free energy for co-owners Georgia Power, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, Dalton Utilities, and Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia. In late...

Supply Chain Issues Could Disrupt Storm Restoration Efforts
Supply Chain Issues Could Disrupt Storm Restoration Efforts

As we approach the peak months of hurricane season, the supply chain struggle in the US continues, and it could make an impact on the ability to restore power after a storm.  A recent article from Fox Business highlighted the need for transformers - a critical...

Redefining Grid Hardening
Redefining Grid Hardening

Climate change continues to drive extreme weather, and more than ever the focus is on grid resiliency. But "hardening" the grid requires more than just replacing worn out equipment. A recent article in Utility Dive discussed the need for proactive investment in...

Duke Energy shares the importance of nuclear for the energy transition
Duke Energy shares the importance of nuclear for the energy transition

For 7.2 Million Duke Energy customers, it's widely understood that there is a need to transition away from fossil fuels, CNBC recently reported. The energy transition is in full swing, and Duke is committed to playing their part. Duke has reduced carbon emissions by...

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