Look back at 2019 with this list of illumination’s most clicked stories of the year. Readers’ favorites include rodeoing lineworkers, tips for using Duke Energy’s new app and easy ways to save on your electric bill.
Here are the top 10 stories:
Find the energy wasters lurking in your house
There are many easy ways to save energy and money, including unplugging electronics when they’re not in use. See if you can find them in these graphics and get tips on how to lower your bill.
Pay your bill and more with Duke Energy's new customer app
With Duke Energy's new mobile app, you can manage your account from anywhere. It was developed based on customers’ most requested features including bill pay, outage reporting and energy monitoring.
2019 storm predictions: Prepare now for hurricane season
As the 2019 storm season approached, Duke Energy meterologists gave their predictions for the season and provided tips on how to prepare for severe weather.
Where to find big, bright holiday displays
Check out our 2019 roundup of holiday light displays in all of the states Duke Energy serves. Chances are there's one near you.
Helicopters replace massive transmission lines toppled by Hurricane Michael
Hurricane Michael toppled 34 miles of high voltage power lines over a remote, swampy area in northwest Florida. Because it was hard to reach by truck or foot, these crews used Blackhawk helicopters to replace the towers.
How Duke Energy keeps trees off of power lines
Trees and other plants are a leading cause of power outages, so arborist Jericho Belcher is tasked with finding the trees that could cause trouble.
See what it's like to be a vegetation management specialist at Duke Energy.
Learn how to rodeo with these lineworkers
From speed climbing to rescues, the International Lineman's Rodeo helps lineworkers keep their skills sharp.
See how they train for the competition and how it makes them better at their everyday work.
World's fifth oldest tree found in North Carolina
Some of the oldest trees in the world are rooted along the swampy twists and turns of the Black River in eastern North Carolina – including, a researcher recently confirmed, the fifth oldest living tree in the world.
My husband, the lineworker, is a superhero
Though the job is demanding, this South Carolina lineworker’s wife is proud of her husband’s sacrifice.
4 easy ways to save energy
Saving money and energy doesn’t have to be a major time or financial investment – there are plenty of simple ways to save on your energy bill.