Duke Energy’s report card on long-range planning is just out, and the news is not good. If Duke were a student, it would be required to repeat the grade, according to a report card on its performance from 14 environmental and clean energy groups, including NCLCV.
The report card scores Duke’s integrated resource plan (IRP), which is its multi-year planning document for where it intends to take the mega-utility over the next 15 years in terms of its energy production and utilization. Out of ten topics, Duke’s highest score was a C on grid modernization, along with five Ds and four outright Fs. Duke’s fails include its plans to help make its energy affordable for all, while its plans for climate action and renewable energy development are nearly as weak.