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Progress Energy named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 7th straight year


For the seventh year in a row, Progress Energy has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which lists companies that lead their industries in managing economic, environmental and social issues.

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Progress Energy donates $100,000 to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief


The Progress Energy Foundation is contributing $100,000 to the American Red Cross to help eastern North Carolina communities devastated by Hurricane Irene.

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy announce North Carolina merger settlement with N.C. Public Staff


Duke Energy and Progress Energy today announced a settlement with the N.C. Public Staff regarding the companies’ proposed merger.

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Progress Energy Florida makes annual fuel and environmental filings with Florida Public Service Commission


Progress Energy Florida today filed its annual requests with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to recover the costs the company has paid for fuel and purchased power used to generate electricity.

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Progress Energy Florida announces 2011 SunSense Schools program participants


Progress Energy Florida has selected nine schools serving as emergency shelters to receive no-cost solar installations and battery backup systems through the utility’s SunSense Schools program. The University of Central Florida will receive a larger solar installation as the post-secondary institution participating in the program in 2011.

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Progress Energy aiming for 96% restoration by midnight tonight, 99% Thursday


Progress Energy and crews from five states continue to work – pole by pole, tree by tree – to restore service to customers in coastal and inland counties who lost power during Hurricane Irene.

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Progress Energy expects to achieve 85 percent restoration today


By midnight tonight, Progress Energy expects to complete restoration to 85 percent of the customers who were out of service at the peak of Hurricane Irene’s wind and rain Saturday afternoon. The company expects to have 96 percent of customers back in service by midnight Tuesday and 99 percent back in service by midnight Wednesday.

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Progress Energy to restore 95 percent of customers by midnight Wednesday


Progress Energy crews have restored service to more than 330,000 customers since Hurricane Irene first began lashing the Carolinas on Friday. The company expects to restore service to the majority of remaining customers without power by midnight Tuesday, with 95 percent of restorations complete by midnight Wednesday. In the hardest-hit areas with the most severe damage, final repairs to customers able to receive power will likely continue into Thursday. This includes the areas around Zebulon, Selma, Spring Hope, New Bern, Jacksonville, Morehead City and Kinston.

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Progress Energy repairing Irene damage; restoration estimates expected late today


Progress Energy has restored service to thousands of customers who lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irene, and more than 1,200 utility workers and tree crews – now four times the normal complement – are taking aim on approximately 176,000 customers still without power as of 9 a.m.

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Hurricane Irene finally moves on, leaves behind significant power outages


Hurricane Irene is finally beginning to exit North Carolina this evening after a full day of heavy rain and severe winds. Hurricane Irene’s large size and slow movement have created significant power outages across central and eastern N.C.

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