Progress Energy directors lauded Johnson’s style during Duke Merger – News & Observer

During the 18 months that Progress Energy and Duke Energy were waiting for regulatory approval for their $32 billion merger, one Progress director made a point of forwarding the board’s annual performance review of CEO Bill Johnson to a counterpart on the Duke board. (More) See related: Duke & Progress Energy Merger

Federal regulators approve Duke Energy-Progress merger – Charlotte Observer

Duke Energy and Progress Energy won federal approval Friday night for a $26 billion merger that will create the largest utility in the country, based in Charlotte, with 7.1 million customers in six states. (More) See related: Progress and Duke Energy Merger  Federal regulators approve Duke-Progress merger with minor conditions

City files third objection to Duke-Progress Energy merger – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount and New Bern continue to fight a merger that proposes to create the nation’s largest utility company. The opposition comes at a time when Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Inc. are facing a tight deadline for getting their planned $26 billion merger completed. (More) See related: Progress and Duke Energy Merger

City of Rocky Mount Responds to Recent FERC Order–Rejection of Duke-Progress Energy Merger

See related: Rocky Mount NC & New Bern NC: Feds deny, delay Duke-Progress merger again – Source: News & Observer ElectriCities  Feds block Duke-Progress merger

Hurdle cleared in utility sale – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator’s response: I am so glad to have been a part of finding out about ElectriCities back in the early 2000’s. Carol Batchelor, Lewis Turner, Andre Knight, myself and a couple of others in our group held a meeting at Truth Tabernacle and this is when we found out there was such a…Read more Hurdle cleared in utility sale – Rocky Mount Telegram

Breaking News: Butterfield Is Optimistic that Duke Energy Progress’s Move to Purchase NCEMPA Ownership Interest Will Result in Lower Utility Costs

      For Release:  Immediate     Date: February 3, 2014   Contact: Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury                          Office:    (202) 225.3101                Butterfield Is Optimistic that Duke Energy Progress’s Move to Purchase NCEMPA Ownership Interest Will Result in Lower Utility Costs   WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement concerning…Read more Breaking News: Butterfield Is Optimistic that Duke Energy Progress’s Move to Purchase NCEMPA Ownership Interest Will Result in Lower Utility Costs

Duke Energy to seek new CEO to settle merger investigation – WRAL

Response: I guess thank you is in order for Rocky Mount and New Bern because they filed a lawsuit against the merger not one time but 3 times. Raleigh, N.C. — Duke Energy Corp. and the staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission have agreed to settle a state investigation into Duke’s ouster of its…Read more Duke Energy to seek new CEO to settle merger investigation – WRAL

NRC issues two "apparent" violations against Shearon Harris – IndyWeek

A wimpy air-conditioner and a question over acceptable amounts of unfiltered air entering a building have prompted the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue two apparent violations against Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant, according to the NRC. The NRC has scheduled an enforcement conference at the agency’s Region II office, 245 Peachtree Center Ave. NE, Ste.…Read more NRC issues two "apparent" violations against Shearon Harris – IndyWeek

Compel Duke Energy to Justify Billions in Planned Rate Hikes, Watchdogs Urge Regulators in Merger Case – News Release from NC WARN – July 31st, 2012

Duke claims it doesn’t have to reveal merger costs to the public; NC WARN argues  nuclear fleet corrections dwarf public benefits and were key reasons in CEO firing Durham, NC – Today NC WARN filed a motion urging the NC Utilities Commission to compel Duke Energy to justify plans to charge customers more than $2.2…Read more Compel Duke Energy to Justify Billions in Planned Rate Hikes, Watchdogs Urge Regulators in Merger Case – News Release from NC WARN – July 31st, 2012

Fresh documents reveal more CEO machinations at Duke Energy

The N.C. Attorney General’s office on Wednesday released documents from Duke Energy that suggest that just months after the Progress-Duke merger was announced, Duke CEO Jim Rogers and Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson were in tense discussions about Johnson’s future role with the utility. Johnson was slated to become CEO of the combined company. Instead,…Read more Fresh documents reveal more CEO machinations at Duke Energy

Regulators order Duke, Progress to disclose deals – Charlotte Observer

RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina utilities regulators have ordered Duke Energy and Progress Energy to detail some of the deals they cut with major customers before their merger earlier this year. The companies had argued that the information constitutes trade secrets. But the North Carolina Utilities Commission said Tuesday the deals have no commercial value, so…Read more Regulators order Duke, Progress to disclose deals – Charlotte Observer

Rocky Mount fights Duke, Progress merger – The Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount is continuing its legal battle to fight the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, a deal that created the nation’s largest electric utility. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the merger in June. (More) Read more: Duke & Progress Energy Merger

Two quit Duke Energy board, say new CEO needed

Response: So when will they undo this merger? This is just too much. It appears the merger is based on lies. Charlotte, N.C. — Two riled directors of America’s largest electric company resigned Friday, saying they were blindsided by a surprise management switch that has put pressure on Duke Energy Corp.’s credit rating and stock…Read more Two quit Duke Energy board, say new CEO needed

NC utilities probe of Duke Energy merger continues, 2 directors explain reasons for CEO switch – StarTribune

Response: Will Duke do what they want and then pass the cost on to the customers? Rocky Mount City Council and New Bern City Council tried to stop the merger while the others cities here in NC did nothing. It is a damn shame how cities sit back and do nothing but would have benefitted…Read more NC utilities probe of Duke Energy merger continues, 2 directors explain reasons for CEO switch – StarTribune

Duke director: Friction led to Johnson’s ouster – News & Observer

Growing friction among executives and surprises about a Progress Energy nuclear plant led to the ouster of momentary Duke Energy CEO Bill Johnson after the companies merged, Duke’s lead director said in a statement Tuesday. Ann Gray’s statement was filed with a Duke request to postpone the testimony of Gray and Duke director Michael Browning…Read more Duke director: Friction led to Johnson’s ouster – News & Observer