Duke Energy at a Glance: Year-end 2012

U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas

Generation Diversity
(percent owned capacity)
(net output gigawatt-hours (GWh))
Customer Diversity
(in billed GWh sales)

U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas (USFE&G) consists of Duke Energy’s regulated generation, electric and gas transmission and distribution systems. USFE&G’s generation portfolio is a balanced mix of energy resources having different operating characteristics and fuel sources designed to provide energy at the lowest possible cost.

Electric Operations

  • Owns approximately 49,700 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity
  • Service area covers about 104,000 square miles with an estimated population of 22 million
  • Service to approximately 7.2 million residential, commercial and industrial customers
  • Over 289,900 miles of distribution lines and a 32,200-mile transmission system

Gas Operations

  • Regulated natural gas transmission and distribution services to approximately 500,000 customers in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky

Commercial Power

Commercial Power owns, operates and manages power plants, primarily located in the Midwest, and a renewable energy portfolio. Commercial Power’s subsidiary, Duke Energy Retail, serves retail electric customers primarily in Ohio with generation and other energy services at competitive rates. Through Duke Energy Generation Services, Inc., Commercial Power engages in the development, construction and operation of renewable energy projects.

  • Owns and operates a balanced generation portfolio of approximately 6,800 net MW of power generation (excluding wind and solar generation assets)
  • Duke Energy Renewables currently has more than 1,700 MW of wind and solar energy in operation (pie chart excludes 440 MW, which are from equity investments), and has a significant pipeline of development projects
Generation Diversity
(percent owned capacity)

Duke Energy International

Duke Energy International (DEI) operates and manages power generation facilities and engages in sales and marketing of electric power and natural gas outside the U.S. DEI’s activities target power generation in Latin America. DEI also has an equity investment in National Methanol Co., a Saudi Arabian regional producer of MTBE, a gasoline additive.

  • Owns, operates or has substantial interests in approximately 4,600 net MW of generation facilities
  • Nearly two-thirds of DEI’s generating capacity is hydroelectric
Generation Diversity
(percent owned capacity)