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Duke Energy We provide the power you need to live the life you want – while continuing to lead the way to a safe, secure and responsible energy future. http://m.illumination.duke-energy.com/
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Another beautiful sunrise at the los vientos wind farm in willacy county, texas. at full capacity this picture perfect wind farm generates enough electricity to power about 60,000 homes.
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#renewableenergy #windpower #windturbine
6 333 2 weeks ago

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Our 100-year-old buck steam station is featured in a @smithsonian_channel show that highlights its glory days and its explosive demise. for nearly a century, the station harnessed the energy of coal and steam to provide power to 15 million homes and factories. the plant – and others like it – are coming down to make way for cleaner, more efficient energy sources. click the link in our bio to learn more about the show.
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#implosion #powergeneration #smithsonian
1 167 2 weeks ago

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This month our bridgewater hydro station celebrates its 100th anniversary of supplying power to the n.c. foothills. to put that in perspective, the station began delivering power one month before congress granted women the right to vote. both events resulted in dramatic change. the amendment gave women full participation in society and the power plant brought economic progress to the rural carolinas.
bridgewater was part of a larger project in the early 1900s to build a series of dams and powerhouses along the catawba river in north carolina and south carolina to supply electricity to the textile mill industry and surrounding towns. click the link in our bio to read more. .
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#hydropower #renewableenergy #hydrostation #lakejames #catawba
7 376 3 weeks ago

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We've teamed up with @siemens on a new combustion turbine. it has been designed to last longer and be the most efficient of its type in our fleet. the unit’s engine, generator and main components weigh about four times more than a space shuttle and would snuggly fit inside an olympic swimming pool. some components are thinner than a sheet of paper, and others are made with lasers and robots.
as part of an innovative agreement, siemens will build and test its newest natural gas combustion turbine technology, the sgt6-9000hl, at our lincoln combustion turbine station in north carolina.
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#turbine #siemens #innovation @siemens _usa
5 221 4 weeks ago

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Before starting yard work this spring, remember to #call811 to have underground power or gas lines marked before you dig. calling 811 is an easy and free service. it’s a good idea to call for every new project to stay safe. #digsafe
2 113 4 weeks ago

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Earlier this week transmission lineman tyler coates took over our account. today, for #nationallinemanappreciationday, he is back to with another behind the scenes look of his high-voltage line crew. they climb and work on the tallest poles and towers on the grid – usually somewhere between 65 and 160 feet tall. sometimes, though, the crew scales towers more than 300 feet tall. those days are the best. “you get to go home,” coates said, “feeling like you accomplished something.” click the link in our bio to read more about tyler and his crew.
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#thankalineman #linelife #linework #lineman #lineworker #nlad
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Tune in next week as transmission lineman tyler coates takes over our instagram account to share a behind-the-scenes look at linework leading up to national lineman appreciation day. follow along on our stories!
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#thankalineman #transmission #linework #linelife
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From chasing storms to scaling poles, our lineworkers keep our lives running smoothly with reliable power. in addition to their daily work, lineworkers compete in rodeos that test job-related skills like climbing fast and making safe repairs. see how our lineworkers train to improve their craft and better serve our communities. .
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#thankalineman #lineworker #linemanappreciation #linework
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When heavy rain threatens carolina lakes, we're able to use an interconnected system that moves the water through generating turbines and floodgates to get the lakes back to normal. our 32 hydro stations and reservoirs in the carolinas are operated from one operations center, which is staffed around-the-clock to manage reservoirs along the catawba-wateree, yadkin-pee dee, keowee-toxaway, broad and nantahala rivers. hydropower plants are key to our mission of providing sustainable energy, and is a generation source we've been operating for over 100 years.
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#hydropower #hydro #catawbariver #hydrosystem #sustainability
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Did you miss our behind-the-scenes adventure with our wind technician? don't worry. you can still catch it as a highlighted story on our profile! click the 'takeovers' highlight and follow rene around for the day.
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#windtech #renewableenergy #windpower
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Tune in next week as wind technician rene lopez takes over our instagram account to share a behind-the-scenes look at our los vientos wind farm.
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#renewableenergy #windtech #windfarm
4 237 March 2019

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Yes. girls can dig holes and set poles, just watch as 10-year-old mia shadows #lineworker ariel on the job. after just a year at duke energy, ariel said she would’ve considered linework sooner, but there are so few women in the profession that she didn’t think it was an option. “this was way outside the box for me, but someone told me about it, and i think i said, ‘i wish i could do something like that,’ and he said, ‘why not?’” that encouraged her to attend a four-month program where she learned to climb, make repairs and understand electrical systems. she came to duke energy in an entry-level #groundman position after graduating, and any doubts she had about fitting in or keeping up are gone. click the link in our bio to learn more about ariel and mia’s day together. #womenshistorymonth #womeninenergy
8 277 March 2019