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Is Your Utility a Force for Good?

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“Duke Energy is proud to invest in the success of our local students,” said Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky.  Creating community can help businesses and utilities create value beyond the service or product they provide.

  • Duke aims to increase graduation rates and the Duke Energy Foundation provides support to the needs of the communities that they serve.  “It is critically important to acknowledge equity gaps in higher education and take action to reduce those gaps.  By supporting today’s students, we are ensuring a vibrant economy for the future,” Spiller said. The utility is a subsidiary of Duke Energy and serves 880,000 people. 
  • Evergy’s Spread Good Energy Hometown Grants program helps different community groups with important projects.  “By supporting today’s students, we are ensuring a vibrant economic for the future.”   The utility is a regulated utility and services millions of customers, across Kansas and Missouri.  
  • San Diego Gas & Electric announced recently, they will provide an additional $16 million in shareholder funding to help ratepayers with their bills.  The utility said, “We are listening and remain focused on supporting the communities we serve during this challenging time. This additional funding will continue our efforts in assisting customers experiencing hardships,” said Nancy L. Sasaki, CEO of United Way of San Diego County. “I commend SDG&E for its latest giving initiatives. This type of community investment is critical to uplifting struggling families, helping create a brighter future for all.”  SDG&E provides energy service to 3.7 million people through 1.5 million electric meters and 900,000 natural gas meters.   
  • Green Mountain Power (GMP) is calling for nominations for the GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental award, given each year to a person or organization.  “This award highlights the passion, commitment, and community focus of so many people and organizations – all working in their own ways to protect Vermont’s environment and the wildlife who live here,” said Kristin Carlson, GMP’s vice president of external affairs.  GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, committing to using their business as a force for good.

Is your utility a force for good?  How will you increase awareness and loyalty within the community? 


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