Retro photos: Red helmets

Can you help ID these photos?

Do you like my hat? Do you like my red hard hat?

These old photos are from the Duke Energy archives in Charlotte, N.C. If you recognize any of the people or locations in the photos, let us know. Email illumination@duke-energy.com, and include the photo number or attach the image.

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Photo 604: Who is this Florida Power employee? 

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Photo 613: Who are these Florida Power employees? Where did they work?

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Photo 616: In addition to red hard hats, here's a red dress. Who is this Florida Power employee, where did she work, and what time frame was this?

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Photo 623: Where was this distinctive Florida Power building located? Is it standing?

Mystery solved

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Photo 635: Bill Albright said this photo of Chuck Harper was taken in the early 1980s. He worked at Florida Power’s Energy Control Center (ECC) in St Petersburg. “When the picture was taken, he was a system dispatcher who used the mainframe computer control system and electronic mapboard of the Florida Power electrical system to operate the system on a minute-by-minute basis. This required him to be in contact with all of the generation unit operators, other power system dispatchers connected to but outside of Florida Power’s territory, and with maintenance and repair crews in the transmission and substation groups to coordinate line outages, perform circuit breaker operations, and monitoring of transformers and other equipment in the transmission substations. At the time the picture was taken, I worked with Chuck at the ECC.”

Jim Foltz said: “In the background is the old tile Mapboard that is no longer there, as it has been replaced with a digital version.”