07/18/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/18/2019 10:17
Duke Energy offers free tools and tips to help customers take control of their energy use during hot summer months
CINCINNATI - Hot weather can lead to higher energy bills as Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky customers try to stay cool this summer. The company is offering free tools and tips to help customers manage those costs.
'We know these sweltering temperatures can impact customer bills, which is why we are urging everyone to take steps now to help control their energy usage,' said Amy Spiller, president, Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. 'We want to make sure our customers have the information and tools they need to help control their energy costs.'
Ways to manage summer electricity bills
Duke Energy offers free programs and tools to help customers better understand and manage their energy expenses. Keep in mind that the further your thermostat setting is from the actual temperature outside, the more energy you'll use. Here are some tips to help manage costs:
Track your energy usage
Low- to no-cost summer tips
Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky
Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, provides electric service to about 860,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in a 3,000-square-mile service area, and natural gas service to approximately 538,000 customers.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. It employs 30,000 people and has an electric generating capacity of 51,000 megawatts through its regulated utilities, and 3,000 megawatts through its nonregulated Duke Energy Renewables unit.
Duke Energy is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit's regulated utilities serve approximately 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states - North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The Duke Energy Renewables unit operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.
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