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Duke Power, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is an electrical power company with more than 2 million customers in North and South Carolina. It began in 1904 when James Buchanan Duke established the Catawba Power Company and the following year he and his brother Benjamin Newton Duke founded the Southern Power Company which became known as Duke Power. For other places or people named Charlotte, see American metropolises, Charlotte, North Carolina is the countrys second biggest banking center. ... State nickname: Tar Heel State Other U.S. States Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Governor Michael Easley Official languages English Area 139,509 km² (28th)  - Land 126,256 km²  - Water 13,227 km² (9. ... State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population {{{2000Pop}}} (26th)  - Density 51. ... James B. Duke James Buchanan Duke (December 23, 1856 – October 10, 1925) was a U.S. tobacco and electric power industrialist. ... Benjamin N. Duke Benjamin Newton Duke (April 25, 1855 - 1929) was a U.S. tobacco, textile, energy industrialist and philanthropist. ...


With the 2005 purchase of Cinergy, its customer base now includes the Midwest as well. The company operates nuclear power plants, coal-fired plants, conventional hydro plants, natural-gas turbines to handle peak demand, and pumped hydro storage. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Cinergy Corp. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... Nuclear power is the industry and method of energy production from nuclear fission. ...


Duke Power constructed Lake Norman, north of Charlotte, NC, to aid its hydro- and nuclear electrical production capabilities. Lake Norman, created in 1963 with the creation of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Power, is the largest manmade body of fresh water in North Carolina. ... For other places or people named Charlotte, see American metropolises, Charlotte, North Carolina is the countrys second biggest banking center. ...


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Encyclopedia: Duke University (9742 words)
On December 11, 1924, James B. Duke established The Duke Endowment, a $40 million trust fund, the annual income of which was to be distributed in the Carolinas among hospitals, orphanages, the Methodist Church, three colleges, and a university built around Trinity College.
Duke University also has several graduate and professional schools: the Pratt School of Engineering, the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Fuqua School of Business, the School of Law, the Divinity School, and the Graduate School.
Duke's interest in the area began in the early 1930s and the first buildings were erected in 1938.
Duke Power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (217 words)
Duke Energy NYSE: DUK, headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, is an energy company with assets in the United States (primarily North and South Carolina), Canada and Latin America.
In 1988 Nantahala Power and Light Co, which served southwestern North Carolina, was purchased by Duke and is now operated under the Duke Power - Nantahala Area brand.
Duke Power constructed Lake Norman, north of Charlotte, to aid its hydro- and nuclear electrical production capabilities.
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