Duke Energy Realigns Nuclear Organization

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke Energy today announced changes in its nuclear organization designed to further strengthen oversight and management of its operating fleet, new nuclear development, Crystal River 3 decommissioning, and project management and construction. 

Dhiaa Jamil will become president of Duke Energy Nuclear with overall responsibility for the company’'s nuclear fleet, project management and construction, and new plant development.

Duke Energy has 12 nuclear units in the Carolinas and Florida at seven plant sites.

Jamil has more than 30 years'’ experience in the energy industry and previously served as Duke Energy'’s executive vice president and chief nuclear officer.

Bill Pitesa, senior vice president of Duke Energy’'s nuclear operations for the Brunswick and Robinson nuclear plants, will become chief nuclear officer reporting to Jamil and will have responsibility for all aspects of the company'’s nuclear operations.

Pitesa is an electrical engineer and joined Duke Energy in 1980 at McGuire Nuclear Station, where he held a senior reactor operator license.

"“These organizational changes allow us to utilize the leadership talents of Dhiaa and Bill, and their decades of experience in the industry to further strengthen our nuclear program for the future,"” said Duke Energy Chairman, President and CEO Jim Rogers.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.