Today’s Leaders. Tomorrow’s Heroes.

 New series focuses on the leaders behind organizations’ clean energy transitions

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“Today’s Leaders. Tomorrow’s Heroes.” is a new series of customer stories from Duke Energy Renewables. The unique plot twist here isn’t technical. It’s all human.

Unlike traditional case studies where the goal is to share a replicable use case and success story for a product or service, this new series is all about leaders in renewable energy, their internal drive, leadership style, and the courage to do differently.

Just as there is no single solution to lowering emissions and negative impacts of climate, our subjects come from highly diverse backgrounds. They fill different work roles. Work in varied industries. Live in very different places. What they have in common, however, is being leaders tasked with making big, publicly-announced emissions reductions goals and sustainable energy commitments a reality.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our series starts with the story behind the stories, filmed in Kern County, California at one of our largest solar energy facilities.The film features the real Duke Energy Renewables team that maintains the system and makes solar power at utility-scale possible.

Next, we travel to the forested foothills and river valleys of the Colorado Rocky Mountains to capture our first inspiring leader: Adam Shalapin, Global Sustainability Manager at manufacturer Ball Corporation.

Adam’s video premieres online on January 14, 2020.

Join us as we continue our quest to share the very human stories of leaders in renewable energy as they cross barriers of background, training, culture, title, and mission.

“Leadership is within all of us,” Rob Caldwell, president of Duke Energy Renewables said. “Yet being a leader changing how their organization will reliably power future operations with potentially no emissions takes plenty of time, creativity and tenacity. Through this new series, we hope to share the stories about the people who are blazing new trails, overcoming obstacles, and making big and sustainable change happen.”

You can find the series schedule and sneak peeks here.

We hope you enjoy and are inspired (as much as we are) by these courageous, hard-working, resourceful people who are accelerating their organization’s transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.

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About Duke Energy Renewables

Duke Energy Renewables, a nonregulated unit of Duke Energy, operates wind and solar generation facilities across the U.S., with a total electric capacity of 3,000 megawatts. The power is sold to electric utilities, electric cooperatives, municipalities, and commercial and industrial customers. The unit also operates energy storage and microgrid projects. Visit Duke Energy Renewables for more information.

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