Twelve organizations will receive $940,000 in new grants from Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund to support environmental and wildlife programs. With this final round of Water Resources Fund grants, Duke Energy has reached its commitment to invest $10 million to help local organizations protect and improve the environment.
Duke Energy today celebrated the ceremonial grand opening of its new 1,640-megawatt Citrus Combined Cycle Station located at the 5,100-acre Crystal River Energy Complex in Citrus County, Fla., about 85 miles north of Tampa. The station started producing energy for 4.5 million Floridians in late 2018.
After a year of record-setting weather events – from tornadoes and flooding to ice storms and hurricanes – the Duke Energy Foundation today announced $1 million in funding to help North Carolina communities increase their resiliency to these major weather events with advanced preparation and planning through the Powerful Communities: Storm Resiliency grant program.
The Salvation Army received $311,000 from Duke Energy Ohio for the 2019 HeatShare program. The Salvation Army administers the donations made to the program, in collaboration with Duke Energy Ohio, to provide people in need with financial assistance with their utility bills.
With returning cold temperatures and potential negative impacts from the ongoing federal government shutdown, Piedmont Natural Gas is reminding its customers and communities of programs for people who need assistance paying their energy bills.
Duke Energy is energizing its Florida communities with more than power. In 2018, the company invested more than $3 million in Sunshine State nonprofit organizations. In addition, company employees volunteered more than 20,000 hours of their time through multiple nonprofit projects.