Lynn Good on How Duke Energy Is Getting Past Coal

CEO says utility is investing in renewables and natural gas, and ‘will continue to decarbonize’

lynn-goodUtility executives are navigating a rapidly changing landscape: low prices, weak electricity demand and increasingly strict emissions rules.

Duke Energy Corp., the giant utility based in Charlotte, N.C., is leading the charge among large, coal-heavy power producers toward natural gas, solar and wind power. But the company, which churns out electricity for 7.4 million customers in the Carolinas and four other states, still gets about one-third of its power from coal plants. It also has to clean up dozens of aging coal-ash ponds, the large, wet pools where the company disposes of the fly ash left over from burning coal at its power plants.

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative Joins AWE as a corporate sponsor


The Pedernales Electric Cooperative has joined the family of sponsors of the Association of Women in Energy. PEC is the nation’s largest electric cooperative with over 225,000 member-owners and roughly 1 million people served. PEC has illuminated cities and helped the Hill Country grow and prosper since 1938. We’re proud of our heritage and excited about the possibilities the future will bring. From next-generation energy delivery methods to our Green Works environmental programs to MyUse Energy Analyzer, we’re always working to use technology that benefits our members while helping to protect the community we all share.

AWE boardmember, Emily Pataki, also serves as the President and District 2 Director of PEC’s Board of Directors.  We are very excited to bring PEC into our family and appreciate their commitment to helping women in the energy industry prosper and grow in their careers.

AWE Power Matters Conference Cancelled Due to Hurricane Matthew

Regrettably, AWE was forced to cancel our upcoming Power Matters Conference due to severe weather in the Florida area from Hurricane Matthew. A decision has not been made regarding rescheduling, but attendees have been informed and will be kept up to date. Please check back with us for more information as it becomes available.