Duke Energy

Duke Energy apologizes for holiday blackouts

Duke Energy officials apologized Tuesday for a series of outages on Christmas Eve that affected approximately half a million customers. Company officials say some of the outages were longer than expected because of a failure of automation that required crews to restore the power manually.

Feds order review of power-grid security after attacks

Federal regulators on Thursday ordered a review of security standards at the nation's far-flung electricity transmission network, following shootings at two electric substations in North Carolina that damaged equipment and caused more than 45,000 customers to lose power.