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Learn About Duke Energy Ohio
With more than 150 years of experience there’s not another electric power holding company larger than Duke Energy. Ohio is actually just one of six states served by the utility. It also provides electricity service in Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as gas service in Kentucky and Ohio. In these areas, Duke Energy delivers power to 7.2 million customers and natural gas to 500,000 customers.
Duke Energy Ohio has a service area that spans across 3,000 square miles. At 690,000 customers, Ohio makes up the utility’s second-smallest electric service area. However, it’s Duke Energy’s largest gas service territory, with a total of 400,000 customers.
Duke Energy electric rates and your power to choose
Duke Energy electric rates may not be the lowest prices available on the energy market. Ohio is an energy deregulated state, so you’re encouraged to shop among dozens of competing electric and natural gas suppliers to find the best deal on your energy supply.
Taking a few minutes to compare power supply prices is the best way to find out if Duke Energy electric rates are lowest. If you find a lower rate, rest assured that you won’t harm the utility’s bottom line by switching to it. Duke Energy, like all utilities in deregulated states, can’t profit from the sale of energy supply.
Reporting natural gas emergencies or power outages to Duke Energy
It doesn’t matter whether you pay Duke Energy electric rates or a cheaper price with a retail supplier, the utility is still your point of contact for energy emergencies. Duke Energy Ohio is in control of the power and gas lines that run through your neighborhood. If you ever have issues, such as a natural gas leak or power outage, make sure you contact the utility right away. Once it’s aware of the problem, Duke Energy Ohio crews can work to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
More information about Duke Energy
Duke Energy, a Fortune 250 company, is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. It has approximately 57,500 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including coal, natural gas and oil power plants. The utility is also a leader in renewable energy generation. As of June 2014, the company had 15 wind farms and 21 solar farms, collectively generating 1,800 megawatts of renewable power.
- Areas served: Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana
- Duke Energy Ohio emergency phone number: 1-800-543-5599