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Duke Energy to host community event May 23

on Tuesday, 14 May 2019. Posted in Good life, News, Local News

Duke Energy has teamed up with Main Street Hartsville to offer an opportunity for plant neighbors to learn more about Robinson Nuclear Plant from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 23. As part of the annual Spring Downtown Hartsville Block Party Concert Series, Duke Energy will sponsor the May 23 concert.

On the 100 block of East College Avenue in Hartsville, there will be music, games, prizes and several opportunities to showcase the different aspects of Robinson Nuclear Plant’s safe, clean and reliable operations. Subject matter experts will be on hand to answer questions about nuclear power. Employees will also sell hot dogs, bratwurst and baked goods to benefit the United Way of Hartsville.

Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, owns nuclear, coal, natural gas, renewables and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,700 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.6 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 125 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.

Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit’s regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.

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