U.S. Department of Defense Joins Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage Program

The United States Department of Defense (DOD) has joined Duke Energy’s (NYSE: DUK) Green Source Advantage (GSA) program to supply renewable energy to the five largest DOD military installations in North Carolina and South Carolina, including Fort Liberty, USMC-Camp Lejeune, USMC-Cherry Point, USAF Seymour Johnson, and USAF Shaw.

The DOD’s involvement in the GSA program will generate an estimated 135 megawatts and approximately 4.8 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy over a 15-year period from two new off-site solar facilities in South Carolina. These facilities, to be developed, owned, and operated by energyRe, are slated to become operational in the fourth quarter of 2026, pending local and state approvals.

“This project significantly aids our military departments and warfighters in achieving their decarbonization goals, aligning with Executive Order 14057, which aims to catalyze clean energy industries and jobs through federal sustainability. DLA Energy is dedicated to supporting the administration’s clean energy initiatives and helping our military services and government partners achieve their climate change goals,” stated United States Air Force Col. Jennifer Neris, director of carbon pollution-free electricity for the Defense Logistics Agency.

Duke Energy’s GSA program supports renewable energy development by allowing large nonresidential customers to offset their power purchases with renewable energy from projects connected to the Duke Energy grid. Customers receive renewable energy certificates (RECs) from these projects to meet their sustainability and carbon-free energy goals and are credited for the solar power generated against their energy purchased from Duke Energy.

Other participants in Duke Energy’s GSA program include the City of Charlotte, the City of Durham, Bank of America, Durham County, Duke University, and Durham Public Schools.

“As our large business customers plan for the future, they have increasingly specific goals around decarbonization and need access to renewable energy sources that support those goals,” said Meghan Dewey, vice president of Products and Services for Duke Energy. “Duke Energy continues to expand customer options and programs to help these customers meet their sustainability goals.”

Executive Order 14057 has set targets for federal agencies to achieve 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030, with 50% matching on a 24/7 basis. The DOD’s participation in the Duke Energy GSA program marks one of its first major carbon-free energy initiatives, significantly advancing toward the EO 14057 requirements.

Duke Energy is leading a significant clean energy transformation in the United States, with over 5,100 MW of solar power on its grid in the Carolinas, enough to power nearly 1 million homes and businesses annually. North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for solar power. With a diverse energy portfolio, including nuclear, hydro, and renewable energy, more than half of Duke Energy’s energy mix in North Carolina is carbon-free.

Duke Energy, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. It serves 8.4 million electric utility customers across six states and 1.7 million natural gas utility customers across five states. Duke Energy is committed to a clean energy transition, targeting net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050, while investing in grid upgrades and cleaner energy sources.

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