Reimagining and innovating for a better energy future
“Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be curious!” These were words iterated by the late great mathematician Katherine Johnson whose calculations were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S....
Celebrating Nuclear Science Week with each of you!
The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History was opened in 1969, chartered to provide a place to share the story of the Atomic Age. The Museum explores early research, the Cold War era and today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology to save lives...
At 35, Harris Nuclear Plant continues to grow along with the community
The year was 1987. The price of a gallon of gasoline was $.95 and a dozen of eggs were $.78, and first-class stamp was $.22. Aretha Franklin became the first female artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Disney company reached an...
Every Day in Nuclear Energy is Earth Day
Earth Day began in 1970 as a “teach-in” to educate communities about the importance of the environment. Like Earth Day, what would become the nuclear fleet for Duke Energy was just emerging. While the connection between Earth Day and Duke Energy’s fleet...
Can we hear it from a professional?
To celebrate Nuclear Science Week, Duke Energy nuclear employees will host virtual career panels for high school students that focus on a different nuclear power career profile each day throughout the week.
It's not like the movies - working in nuclear energy
As a Senior Project Controls Specialist, Sigourney Clark spends a lot of her time ensuring that projects are not just completed on time, but that they also remain within an approved budget. She refers to her group as the conscience of the project team...
Nuclear energy: Always safe, always on, always bold
Safe, reliable, always available electricity. That’s what customers expect from Duke Energy and we work hard to exceed that expectation every day. That’s where nuclear energy plays a significant role.
How nuclear energy inspired (and surprised) our interns
As summer ends for our nuclear interns, we asked them to reflect on their experience at Duke Energy.
Nuclear plants offer unique learning opportunities for teachers
Energy education centers are popular destinations for all types of classes and students of all ages - including teachers,
What you need to know about nuclear cooling towers
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Wait – or do they? Do the cooling towers you see around some power plants affect the weather and create weather phenomena? No – they don’t. Let’s just go ahead and clear...