Posts tagged “Progress Energy”

Updated December 15, 2011

Premium Lock Domino effect of a quashed Duke-Progress merger would be huge

Red Hat's flag at HQ. What happens to Red Hat if the merger is denied? What happens to hundreds of employees who are expecting to take buyouts? What happens to Raleigh's corporate real estate market?

September 2, 2011

Premium Lock Duke, Progress promise savings pass-through after merger

Progress Energy Duke Energy and Progress Energy said Friday that they had an agreement with the state Utilities Commission's Public Staff about the companies proposed merger and will maintain community support and pass savings on to customers.

Updated July 20, 2011

Premium Lock Test driving Chevy's hybrid Volt - It's a real car, but ...

Opinion: The Volt seems to work well, but with a $40,000 price tag, it still feels more like a proof of concept than a practical choice for most people, writes WRAL's Brian Shrader.

The Chevrolet Volt The Chevrolet Volt

Updated July 18, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh hosts electric, hybrid vehicle conference through Thursday

Plug-In 2011 Plug-In 2011 conference to showcase the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transportation.

June 22, 2011

Premium Lock Progress Energy wants more solar power providers

Solar Power The utility company is looking to add new sources for its electrical grid in order to meet law requiring more power from renewable sources.

April 14, 2011

Premium Lock Fowl power: Progress Energy to produce power from poultry waste

Green energy The state's first poultry-to-biogas facility will be built in Biscoe. Progress will work with a Florida firm on the project.

March 11, 2011

Premium Lock Progress Energy picks IBM to spearhead smart grid project

A logo for IBM's "smarter planet" The Raleigh-based utility is receiving $200 million in federal funding to help finance the $520 million project.

January 10, 2011

Premium Lock NCSU economist: A Duke-Progress deal makes sense

Duke, Progress to join forces The merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy would help the utility giants deal with major challenges and might mean lower rates for consumers, says NCSU's Michael Walden. Will "green" projects get a boost?

October 28, 2010

Premium Lock Progress Energy teams with Chevrolet for ‘Volt’ demonstration

Test drives in the electric-power vehicle will be available in Raleigh on Nov. 1. Progress also will obtain 12 Volts next year.

The Chevrolet Volt The Chevrolet Volt

July 26, 2010

Premium Lock Raleigh to host plug-in, hybrid, electric transport conference

Electric cars The Electric Power Research Institute picks Raleigh as site of its fourth “Plug-In” event in July 2011. It will be the first event for the group outside Silicon Valley.

Updated July 19, 2010

Premium Lock Pig power short circuit: N.C. swine lagoons aren’t turning into a power source

In the three years since a voluntary, pilot program started, no registered swine farms have produced electricity.

N.C.'s pigs aren't yet generating power N.C.'s pigs aren't yet generating power

June 29, 2010

Premium Lock Progress Energy to invest $300,000 in UNC-CH offshore wind study

Wind power  The Raleigh-based utility is matching a $300,000 federal energy grant to help fund the $1 million project. Duke Energy is already working with UNC on a pilot project in Pamlico Sound.

Updated June 21, 2010

Premium Lock STEM education goes beyond the classroom in N.C.

STEM opportunities in North Carolina STEM News: North Carolina’s workforce requires an educated and qualified pipeline of employees. Businesses throughout the state are helping advance STEM education by offering students valuable opportunities in a real-world environment.

Updated December 1, 2009

Premium Lock Progress goes more 'green,' to shut down more coal-fired power plants

Bill Johnson Raleigh-based utility to close coal plants that don’t have ‘scrubbers’ for emission controls by 2017. Progress also says it plans to build more natural-gas fired facilities.

October 17, 2009

Premium Lock SAS to light up another solar power plant at Cary campus

Solar power Project will provide electricity for more than 200 homes. Progress Energy will purchase the power.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock Triangle J, Atlanta projects and going green - What's the cost?

Gooing green 'Clean Cities' awards come with a caveat: 2-for-1 local match. The switch to other energy sources will come at a cost.

Updated August 28, 2009

Premium Lock Solar power farm goes online in Person County, feeds Progress Energy

Solar is "on" in Person County Built by Carolina Solar Energy, the project is one of three now delivering energy to Progress Energy grid.

August 12, 2009

Premium Lock Progress Energy seeks $200M grant for smart grid in Carolinas, Florida

Progress, Duke seek smart grid grants Power company is seeking federal funds from Department of Energy to help modernize electrical grid. IBM is a partner. Duke Energy is seeking a similar grant for project in Midwest.

August 11, 2009

Premium Lock Progress Energy to buy power from Laurinburg solar farm

Progress Energy Deal is biggest one of six solar deals announced so far by Raleigh-based Progress.

Updated August 6, 2009

Premium Lock Charlotte-based Celgard lands $49.2M grant for high-tech battery plants

Company says it will expand Queen City plant, may build another in S.C., create hundreds of jobs. Three other firms in Carolinas, Georgia also receive grants among $2.4 billion in Energy Department awards. Progress Energy will participate in Florida project.

Celgard develops high-tech battery related products Celgard develops high-tech battery related products

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