Duke Energy’s six nuclear plants run so efficiently that they’re often unnoticed as they supply a steady flow of electricity to the grid. In 2019, these plants generated more than 50 percent of the electricity delivered to Duke Energy customers in the Carolinas – and as the company moves toward its goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, nuclear will be an even more important energy source.
Since we first started publishing articles on the Nuclear Information Center (NIC) in 2011, the U.S. nuclear energy industry has changed, and the NIC has, too. As a new year approaches, we want to know what you think about the NIC.
This story first appeared on Duke Energy's storytelling website, illumination. More than 250 college students had the opportunity to intern at Duke Energy this summer, and four did something unexpected for them and new for Duke Energy, too.
Maza’s nuclear energy career almost didn’t happen. But, thanks to a recession, she found her true calling.
It’s said that teaching is one of the most rewarding professions a person can pursue. When asked, many people can point back to their favorite teacher, or one who inspired, mentored or believed in them. At Duke Energy, we take every opportunity to ...
Peter Pyron and Josh Wylie no longer wear military uniforms, yet the values and skills they learned while serving our country carry through to roles they support in nuclear energy. While Pyron and Wylie’s journeys are different, they each have a...
There are approximately 166 million people in the United States who play video games, according to the Entertainment Software Association. With so many gamers in America, there are sure to be gamers who have “day jobs” working in nuclear plants. For...
From drones to virtual reality, workers are finding creative ways to operate our nuclear fleet even more efficiently. Here are a few examples of how technology is transforming the way we work.
We use technology daily to make life easier and more efficient. We use it to order food or coffee, ask questions and get directions. And, at our nuclear plants, we are using indoor drones in a similar way.
Creative writing has been a pastime for Christine Johnsen for as long as she can remember. She thought writing would be her career, but a high school chemistry class and the SAT changed her plans.