2017 Highlights

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  • 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.