Coal Plant Retirements

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Duke Energy is increasingly providing cleaner energy to our customers, shifting to more flexible, lower- and no-carbon sources while maintaining reliability and rates below the national averages. Since 2010, we have retired 6,539 megawatts (MW) of older coal capacity, while investing in natural gas and renewables. By year-end 2025, we plan to retire an additional 1,922 MW of older coal capacity, which will bring coal plant retirements to roughly one-third of our former coal fleet. The remaining coal plant retirements are planned on a glidepath to enable the company to reach its carbon emissions reduction goals.

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Retired coal units chart

Planned Coal Unit Retirements

Planned coal unit retirements chart