Natural gas continues to play an expanding role in Duke Energy’s ongoing transformation into a cleaner, lower-carbon energy provider as the company increasingly moves away from coal-fired electricity generation.
Two new underground interstate natural gas pipelines, partly owned by Duke Energy, took major steps forward in 2017:
Simultaneously, construction of new natural gas-fired power plants continued in Anderson County, S.C. (opening in 2018); Citrus County, Fla. (opening in 2018); and Buncombe County, N.C. (opening in 2019). The three plants will replace older coal-fired generating units at each location. The new plants also will complement the company’s growing use of solar and wind facilities, whose power output is intermittent.