Duke Energy strengthens the grid, increases resiliency ahead of the 2024 hurricane season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Resiliency is the ability to recover quickly from a disruption, and Duke Energy has been preparing ahead of the start of hurricane season to respond quickly and restore power faster when the next storm strikes.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-normal hurricane season with 17 to 25 named storms this season, including 8 to 13 hurricanes, and 4 to 7 of those becoming major hurricanes. This year’s forecast predicts around 30% more storm activity compared to the number of storms predicted last year.

Duke Energy has a comprehensive and flexible storm response plan, built upon decades of experience and improvement. Advanced forecasting and damage modeling processes help the company to place crews, support resources and equipment strategically ahead of a storm to respond quickly as outages occur.

Duke Energy maintains an electric army of more than 17,000 employees and contractors ready to respond to outages when storms strike. And partnerships with peer utilities provide additional resources to shorten response times and get communities back on their feet faster.

“We understand the importance of reliable power, especially when severe weather strikes,” said Scott Batson, Duke Energy senior vice president and chief power grid officer. “We are prepared for this year’s storm season, with thousands of line and vegetation workers, and advanced technologies and equipment ready to respond to storm-related outages when customers count on us the most.”

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