Duke Energy names Harry Sideris as new Florida president

Share This Story

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Harry Sideris, senior vice president of environmental, health and safety for Duke Energy, has been named Duke Energy’s state president in Florida, effective Jan. 1, 2017.  

Sideris, 46, succeeds Alex Glenn, who has been named senior vice president of state and federal regulatory legal support. Glenn, 51, will be based in Charlotte, N.C.

As state president, Sideris  will be responsible for the financial performance of Florida and manage state and local regulatory and government relations, and community affairs. He will also work with Glenn’s team and the corporate and regulatory strategy team to advance rate and regulatory initiatives in Florida. Sideris will be based in St.Petersburg.

“Harry’s decades of diverse industry experience have prepared him well for this important role,” said Doug Esamann, executive vice president, energy solutions, and president, Midwest and Florida regions. “More than 1.7 million customers across Florida depend on us. Harry understands that responsibility. In his new role, he will continue to advocate for policies and practices to meet the energy needs of our customers.”

Sideris joined Progress Energy (formerly Carolina Power & Light) in 1996 and served in numerous operations, maintenance, technical and leadership roles across Progress Energy’s generation fleet in the Carolinas and Florida – at both the plant and corporate levels. In July 2012, following the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, he became vice president of power generation for Duke Energy’s operations in the western portion of North Carolina and South Carolina, which included coal-fired, hydro and combustion turbine plants. In August 2014, he assumed his current role.

“I look forward to my new role in Florida working with the employees, customers and the community to continue building on our company’s legacy and commitment to the Sunshine State,” said Sideris. This is an exciting time for Duke Energy due to the transformational change taking place in the energy industry. We’re driving innovation, bringing greater value and choices to our customers, modernizing the power grid and generating cleaner energy.”

Sideris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Campbell University.

About Duke Energy Florida

Duke Energy Florida owns and operates a diverse generation mix, including renewables, providing about 9,100 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.7 million customers in a 13,000-square-mile service area.

With its Florida regional headquarters located in St. Petersburg, Fla., Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. It supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 7.4 million customers in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 24 million people. The company also distributes natural gas to more than 1.5 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its commercial and international businesses operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing renewable energy portfolio.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is an S&P 100 Stock Index company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com

The Duke Energy News Center serves as a multimedia resource for journalists and features news releases, helpful links, photos and videos. Hosted by Duke Energy, illumination is an online destination for stories about remarkable people, innovations, and community and environmental topics. It also offers glimpses into the past and insights into the future of energy.

Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

Media contact: Suzanne Grant

Office: 727.820.5048

24-Hour: 800.559.3853

Twitter: @DE_SuzanneG