These companies and people help make the Joules Accelerator work for startups.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its Electric Utilities and Infrastructure business unit serves approximately 7.5 million customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. The company’s Gas Utilities and Infrastructure business unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its Commercial Renewables business unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States. Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.
- More than 7,000,000 customers
- $52.1bn market cap
- Greater than 58,000 MW installed generation capacity
- $22.7bn a year in revenue
- 28,798 employees
- 104,000 square miles of footprint
- 250,000 miles of distribution lines
- 32,000 miles of transmission lines
The Joules Accelerator program is also generously underwritten by Innovate Charlotte, a public-private partnership seeded by the City of Charlotte, the Charlotte Chamber and local foundations.