2017 Highlights

  • During 2017, helped our communities attract more than 12,000 new jobs and $5.9 billion in capital investments to our service territories.
  • Achieved adjusted diluted earnings per share of $4.57, near the midpoint of our full-year earnings guidance to Wall Street, despite unfavorable weather.
  • Increased the quarterly dividend by 4 percent; 2018 will mark the 92nd consecutive year Duke Energy has paid a quarterly dividend.
  • As of year-end 2017, owned or had under contract over 6,400 megawatts (MW) of wind, solar and biomass.
  • Proposed or have in service approximately 185 MW of battery storage.
  • Reached important milestones in our midstream natural gas business. Sabal Trail went into commercial operation during 2017, and in early 2018, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline started initial construction activities.

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 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.