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Lynn J. Good Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

We are committed to powering the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities. That’s our purpose, and our focus on sustainability helps us keep this promise.

Today’s dynamic energy marketplace is marked by exciting and dramatic changes in what customers expect from their energy provider. Changing social priorities, new technologies and alternative energy sources are transforming the industry.

Duke Energy has a clear, compelling strategy to deliver value to our stakeholders in this environment and our commitment to sustainability is woven throughout our approach.

Maintaining Safe Operations

Safety is the foundation for our success. Our employees’ commitment helped us beat our industry-leading performance from 2015. We also made tremendous progress closing our coal ash basins and reducing environment incidents. That’s a record of performance to be proud of and I have our employees to thank.

Executing Our Strategy

Our energy grid, the largest in the United States, is a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure. We’re investing $25 billion over 10 years to create a smarter, more modern grid that delivers the services our customers expect. Today, the grid stands as a one-way road. In the future, it must become a multilane highway. It needs to send energy and information in both directions. Our investment in the grid will help reduce outages and allow customers to better manage their energy usage.

More and more, we’re generating cleaner energy. Since 2005, we’ve reduced our carbon dioxide emissions by 29 percent. To continue on this path, we’re investing $11 billion in natural gas and renewables over the next 10 years. We’ll also invest in the infrastructure necessary to supply our plants and customers with cleaner, low-cost fuel.

Yet the customer remains at the center of everything we do. We’re updating our technology infrastructure to give our customers smarter, more advanced solutions. Even as we transform, we continue to keep electric rates below the national average. Our commitment also extends beyond the services we provide. In 2016, Duke Energy’s combined total charitable giving to our communities was over $53 million.

Today’s Duke Energy

We are committed to powering the lives of our customers and the vitality of our communities. That’s our purpose, and our focus on sustainability helps us keep this promise.

Today’s Duke Energy is leading the way in a dynamic environment. How we are responding is delivering results and defining the future of our company and the communities we serve. This is our path forward and we are charging ahead with confidence.