2016 Highlights

  • Met our five-year (2013 to 2017) economic development goals a year early by helping attract more than 50,000 jobs and over $14 billion in capital investments to our service territories since 2013.
  • Achieved adjusted diluted earnings per share of $4.69, near the high end of our earnings guidance to Wall Street.
  • Increased the quarterly dividend by 4 percent; 2017 will mark the 91st consecutive year Duke Energy has paid a quarterly dividend.
  • As of year-end 2016, owned or had under contract over 5,400 MW of wind, solar and biomass.
  • Completed the acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas, tripling the number of natural gas customers we serve.

Challenges & Opportunities

  • Continue to help attract jobs and capital investments in our communities through our economic development programs.
  • Deliver value to our customers and grow our business by investing $37 billion in growth capital over the next five years.
  • Continue to take advantage of new technologies to find better ways to meet customer expectations.
  • Maintain our position as an industry leader in environmental, social and governance disclosure.