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Duke Energy and Mt. Holly Team Up in Clean Energy Initiative

March 21, 2022

Gaston Business Association

Carolinas Carbon Plan – guided by stakeholder input

Duke Energy will host the final of three stakeholder meetings on March 22 to gather public input that will shape the Carolinas Carbon Plan.

The Carolinas Carbon Plan will serve as a road map for reducing emissions from power generation. It will target a 70% carbon reduction by 2030, as compared with 2005 levels, and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.


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Powering your EV at a power pole


It makes perfect sense –

leverage existing electric infrastructure, like utility poles, as public EV charging stations.


To make that idea work, our Mount Holly Emerging Tech Center teamed up with UNC Charlotte to develop the PoleVolt EV Charger. This charger was recently installed in the Washington Heights community.


Mayor Lyles and Gov. Cooper were on hand to celebrate the installation. By 2030, as many as 22 million EVs are expected to be on the road. Duke Energy is committed to putting new green infrastructure like this into Charlotte’s opportunity corridors, so low-income neighborhoods aren’t left behind in the clean energy transition.


Just how much can you save by driving an electric vehicle? See our EV savings calculator on our website: Electric Vehicles - Duke Energy.

Low-income collaborative moves ahead


Working with a diverse group of stakeholders such as the N.C. Justice Center, DHHS and AARP, Duke Energy is moving forward on what is known as the Low-Income Collaborative. The Collaborative will leverage existing assistance programs that we offer to help our most vulnerable customers reduce energy costs, manage fluctuations in their monthly bills and even help pay their monthly bills.


Duke Energy urges customers to enroll in money-saving programs. Track your energy usage, sign up for budget billing for bill predictability and more by clicking here.


New technology helps thousands of customers avoid outages during January storms


Keeping customers warm on a cold day – that’s our goal as we deploy new, self-healing technology across North Carolina.


Statewide, self-healing technology helped approximately 55,000 customers avoid extended outages in January.  About 6,000 of those customers live in Mecklenburg, Gaston and Union counties.


When there’s damage to an electric line or pole, this technology isolates the outage to only those customers closest to the outage location. Click here to see this short video on how it works.  



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Thank you,


Martha Wegner

Government and Community Relations

For Gaston, Mecklenburg and Union Counties



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