40 years later McGuire Nuclear Station continues to make a positive impact
Some say turning 40 is a gateway to old age. Others say life begins at 40. McGuire Nuclear Station workers view 40 as an important milestone since McGuire Unit 1 produced its first commercial electricity on Dec. 12, 1981. For the past 40 years, McGuire...
Thankfulness is in the air this holiday season
Normally, this laser engraver is put to good use etching items around the plant for proper identification and signage, not etching a pumpkin pie. But that’s the thing about the members of our nuclear fleet – they’re on the lookout for innovative ways to...
Illuminating the bright future of nuclear energy through employee advocates
Although there are a number of ways to reach operational goals and achieve Duke Energy’s net-zero carbon emission target, we cannot achieve these milestones without engaged employees leading the way. We took some time to ask employees about their...
Nuclear power: what our teammates wish the community knew
Did you know that nuclear power is Duke Energy’s largest clean energy source? As the only energy source that produces electricity 24 hours a day without emitting greenhouse cases, our facilities generate enough to power 7 million homes across the...
E-Week engineers encourage students to dream big!
One of many ways we celebrate the contributions of our employees in February is through a week-long celebration known as E-Week. Since its launch in 1951, the purpose of E-Week has been to ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce...
How diversity can inspire a passionate workforce
As we celebrate the achievements, contributions and historical journeys of African Americans during Black History Month and prepare for E-Week (Feb. 16 – 22, 2020), let’s hear from a few of our employees as they share their perspective as African American engineers in this two-part series.
After 49 years in the industry, Mike Wesson is still passionate about nuclear
It was 1969. The Beatles staged their last public performance. The Boeing 747 debuted. The average income was $8,550. Apollo 11 landed on the moon. And two months before Woodstock, an 18-year-old graduated from Charlotte’s West Mecklenburg High School on Wednesday, went to work for Duke Power the following Monday.
Reflections on Black History Month
Many influences shape who we are: our family, our education, our experiences, our history. In honor of Black History Month, we asked some of our nuclear workers to share how this month and those it celebrates impacts them.
Career Profile: Giving it ‘her utmost’
Not many people can say they’ve literally ridden off into the sunset, but Theresa Hiller, a Nuclear Security manager at Oconee Nuclear Station and retired U.S. Army major, can relate.
Nuclear teammates spread Christmas cheer in April
Nuclear workers prefer to start early every day, so it was no surprise to find more than three dozen ready to go at the first ray of light on Saturday, April 29.