Utility doubles diversity effort

Duke Energy giving targeted suppliers better shot at work

Posted: February 4, 2018 at 2:05 a.m.

Crews with Duke Energy continue to remove ash from the old coal ponds at the Sutton Plant in Wilmington, N.C., in November.

RALEIGH, N.C. -- One of the largest U.S. electricity companies is making changes that could make it easier for construction and hauling firms owned by women and members of minority groups to compete for work on its multibillion-dollar project to excavate and close coal-ash storage pits.

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