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Duke Energy Progress today received approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to transition to a smarter, cleaner energy future at the Asheville Plant. The project is estimated to cost approximately $1 billion.
Under the agreement, the company plans to construct two 280-megawatt combined cycle natural gas-fueled electric generating units to replace its existing 376-megawatt coal plant, which will be retired by 2020.

Construction of the natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants is scheduled to begin in 2016 and be in service by late 2019. The new plant will have significantly lower environmental impacts than the existing coal plant.

The company also plans to seek approval to install a minimum of 5 megawatts of utility-scale electricity storage over the next seven years. Company officials will continue to evaluate other investments in renewables and other technologies to cost-effectively meet the needs of its customers.


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