Duke Energy: Power insured against drought
Duke Energy said it expects the drought to further disrupt the region's electricity supply this summer, forcing the utility to arrange for extra power months ahead of time and pass along that added cost to customers.
Even though it has rained lately, the region remains in extreme drought and still needs significant rain over the next few months to get out of it.
Charlotte-based Duke said Tuesday it negotiated a standing arrangement with an outside power company to supply extra electricity as needed to help Duke get through the summer and the year. Read more
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#1 Apr 4, 2008
What would be the cost to convert to closed cooling towers. Since the Cliffside project on the Catawba (which has already strained resources; shouldn't it be considered to upgrade the facility so that over the life of the plant the need to import expensive electricity would not be needed.
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