Maintained industry leading safety performance with a Total Incident Case Rate (TICR) of 0.36, the best ever for Duke Energy.
Reduced the annual number of reportable environmental events for the third year in a row.
For the second straight year, achieved a nuclear capacity factor above 95 percent – nearly setting a company record.
Since 2005, decreased carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent, sulfur dioxide emissions by 96 percent and nitrogen oxides emissions by 75 percent.
Announced dual-fuel projects at three existing coal-fired power plants, which will allow them to use either coal and/or natural gas to produce electricity.
Received approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to amend the license for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project to raise summer target lake levels. This will extend the water yield of the lake system one decade beyond current conditions.
Recycled 80 percent of our solid waste, achieving our 2018 goal a year early. This enabled the company to divert 87,200 tons of solid waste from landfills.
Challenges & Opportunities
Maintain top-decile safety performance in TICR and continue to focus on the prevention of serious injuries to our employees and contractors.
Continue to demonstrate our commitment to operational excellence, which is a foundation to any success we achieve.
Significantly decrease outage frequency and duration for our customers through our grid modernization programs.
Invest $11 billion in cleaner generation during 2017-2026.
Continue to move to a lower-carbon future by reducing our carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent from the 2005 level by 2030.