Duke Energy Carolinas issues request for proposals for wind power, renewable energy certificates as part of its compliance with North Carolina's RPS; proposals due Oct. 14

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina , September 22, 2011 (press release) – Duke Energy Carolinas is issuing a request for proposals for energy and renewable energy certificates produced from wind generation that can be delivered to the Duke Energy Carolinas transmission system.

The company will also accept bids for the renewable energy certificates, without the associated energy, from qualifying wind generation facilities located within North Carolina.

The company is purchasing the energy and renewable energy certificates as part of its compliance with the North Carolina Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard.

Proposals from qualified bidders will be evaluated based on cost and other factors.

Duke seeks offers of renewable energy certificates from facilities in-service no later than Dec. 31, 2014. Proposals are due no later than Oct. 14, 2011 at 5 p.m. ET.

Interested parties should review the full request for proposal guidelines at http://www.duke-energy.com/suppliers/carolinas-rfp.asp.

Inquiries can also be made via email to: decwindrfp@duke-energy.com

Duke Energy Carolinas continues to diversify the mix of fuels it uses to generate electricity for its customers by making significant investments in renewable energy projects. The company is committed to exploring the potential of renewable energy to meet the requirements of our renewable energy standard while balancing the cost to our customers.

Duke Energy Carolinas

Duke Energy Carolinas owns nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides approximately 19,000 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 2.4 million customers in a 24,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

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