Tag Archives: Duke Energy

Tragedy Linked to Duke Energy

Young man dies from electrocution in Indiana backyard The phrase “in your own backyard” is often attributed to fearsome dangers, risks, or trends that occur to close to home for one’s comfort. In the case of Chandler Loehmann, a 22-year old from southern Vigo County, Indiana, his family’s own backyard was the source of danger. […]

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Duke Ash Spill

Sutton Power Station hit by Hurricane Florence, situation monitored Almost exactly one year ago to the day, we had Duke Energy’s ongoing saga of coal ash plants playing out against the backdrop of a catastrophic hurricane. Last year, the company was battling in court over coal ash practices, while helping its Florida customers recover from […]

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Put Up Your Dukes

Environmental lawsuit competes with groundbreaking project for utility Strategic sweetener or coincidence? Or the everyday shuffle of news—both good and bad—for one of the country’s largest utilities? Whatever the case, Duke Energy dominated Wednesday and Thursday with polarizing headlines: the negative being a lawsuit and public outcry over its coal ash practices, the positive being […]

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Eclipse & The Grid

Rare event draws crowds, tests solar panels Monday’s solar eclipse caught the attention of most of the country, from Madras, Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina. Thousands planned trips to “Eclipse Crossroads of America” around Carbondale, Illinois, where it was said to be best for viewing. But what happens to solar panels during a solar eclipse? […]

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Movers and Shakers

Catching up with industry movements large and small Schaeffler AG acquires Compact Dynamics. On December 20th, Schaeffler AG, of Herzogenaurach, Germany, acquired electric motor manufacturer Compact Dynamics GmbH (seller: Semikron International GmbH). The acquisition is of 51 percent of the shares of Compact Dynamics GmbH, a manufacturer of high-performance electric motors. The transaction is envisaged to be […]

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The Kaiser and the Duke

Siemens teams up with Duke Energy in wind power partnership Siemens looks to strengthen its foothold on the North American wind power sector with a recent partnership. The German-based industrial conglomerate announced an upcoming partnership with Charlotte, NC-based Duke Energy on November 3rd. The team effort will offer repairs to North American turbine fleets of all […]

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Outages, But Also Advances

Hurricane Matthew leaves damage; Smart Grid shows promise  Despite its unpredictable path and a nonetheless damaging imprint, Hurricane Matthew’s effect on the Southeastern United States could be a sign of improvements in utilities infrastructure as well as an indicator of the promise for recent implementations of Smart Grid technology. As of Monday, October 10, Matthew, […]

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