Annual national celebration places focus on nuclear science, careers and education

Last week, Duke Energy hosted a series of local events in communities around the company’s six nuclear plants. More than 125 nuclear professionals across the company’s nuclear fleet met with hundreds of students to give them a lesson on nuclear power as part of National Nuclear Science Week – a national, broadly observed week-long celebration to… More Annual national celebration places focus on nuclear science, careers and education

Duke Energy donates school supplies to help kick-off the school year

With school back in session, Duke Energy’s nuclear sites are helping needy elementary and middle school students start the year off right with loads of school supplies. Across the fleet, sites sponsored back to school supply drives in an effort to help local schools and organizations in each of their areas. Harris Nuclear Plant in… More Duke Energy donates school supplies to help kick-off the school year

NAYGN “Community Service Week” starts a tradition

Whether it’s cleaning local parks, clearing heavily traveled roads of debris or landscaping the yard of an elderly women, Duke Energy’s North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) chapters have started a new tradition! Approximately 75 NAYGN members headed out to communities near the company’s nuclear sites in North and South Carolina to lend a helping… More NAYGN “Community Service Week” starts a tradition

Why don’t all nuclear plants have cooling towers?

On a clear day, you can easily see the Harris Nuclear Plant’s 523-foot high cooling tower from downtown Raleigh, about 20 miles away. It’s become an iconic symbol of the power plant. On the other hand, if you drive 180 miles southeast to the Brunswick Nuclear Plant on the Atlantic coast in Southport, N.C., you… More Why don’t all nuclear plants have cooling towers?

Duke Energy Inspires Young Minds during National Nuclear Science Week

Last week, dozens of nuclear professionals across Duke Energy’s nuclear fleet met with hundreds of students to give them a lesson on nuclear power as part of National Nuclear Science Week. Teammates flocked to local schools while others welcomed homeschoolers to their site’s energy education centers where outreach efforts ranged from interactive presentations and hands-on activities… More Duke Energy Inspires Young Minds during National Nuclear Science Week

Harris Energy Education Center Evolves Over the Past 25 Years

The Energy and Environmental Center at the Harris Nuclear Plant has undergone many facelifts since the mid-1980s when it first opened.  That was a few years before the Harris Plant, located about 20 miles south of downtown Raleigh, came on line in 1987. Early on, the center focused primarily on acquainting the community with the prospect of… More Harris Energy Education Center Evolves Over the Past 25 Years