The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded over $2.8 million in support of workforce development programs with a focus on the energy sector this year. The funds include more than $1.4 million in grants to 22 community college programs across its service areas working to create a pipeline of skilled lineworkers that will help meet the energy industry's future workforce needs.
There were no cowboys among the competitors at this year’s International Lineman's Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kan. – but a group of elite Duke Energy lineworkers lassoed 12 awards for outstanding performances.
A Duke Energy Florida workforce of 10,000 from around the nation continues to make steady progress – restoring power caused by Hurricane Ian. More than 650,000 customers have had power restored thus far.
Now that Hurricane Ian has pulled away from Florida and Duke Energy crews are in the field assessing damage and restoring power, the company has pledged $100,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund to aid communities impacted by the storm.
A medida que el huracán Ian sale de Florida hoy y sigue una trayectoria prevista hacia el norte, Duke Energy está preparando a sus cuadrillas para responder a posibles cortes de suministro eléctrico en Carolina del Norte y Carolina del Sur.