Duke Energy Requests Energy Conservation Due to High Temperatures
Duke Energy is asking customers to reduce their energy use for the upcoming 24-hour period due to the high demand caused by extreme temperatures.
Customers have the opportunity to save energy and lower their bills by taking some basic steps. Setting the thermostat to the lowest comfortable temperature and turning it down further whenever possible is a great start. To reduce strain on the system during peak times, try to avoid using appliances with three-pronged plugs – such as dishwashers, ovens, and dryers – in the early morning. You can also shift non-essential activities like laundry to late hours when demand is lower. Charging electric vehicles overnight is also a great way to conserve energy. If you have an electric water heater, limit the use of hot water as much as possible. For more great energy-saving advice, check out our Lower-My-Bill toolkit.
“Conservation efforts from our customers can make a real difference in terms of system stability and reliability,” said Daniel Stephens, manager of System Operations at Duke Energy Carolinas. “We are very grateful for everyone’s cooperation and patience.”
Duke Energy, a Fortune 150 enterprise based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America's biggest energy holding companies. The firm serves 8.2 million electric customers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, and owns over 50,000 megawatts of electric generation capacity. Its natural gas wing attends to 1.6 million customers across the same five states. The business employs nearly 28,000 people.
Duke Energy is aiming to complete a fast and comprehensive clean energy transition, aiming for net-zero methane emissions from its gas operations by 2030, and zero-carbon electricity production by 2050. It also intends to reduce electric generation carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, and by 80% by 2040. The company is investing heavily in electric grid improvements, power storage, and exploring no-emission energy generation solutions such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
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