The Green Source Advantage Program of Duke Energy Enlists the U.S. Department of Defense


The Department of Defense is teaming up with Duke Energy for a green glow-up, tapping into the energy company’s Green Source Advantage program to power the five largest DOD military installations in the Carolinas with renewable energy! This eco-friendly flex is projected to produce about 4.8 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy over 15 years, thanks to some brand new solar facilities that are set to launch in 2026. So, not only is the DOD helping to serve and protect our nation, they’re looking fly while doing it by embracing clean energy initiatives and stepping up to meet their climate change goals.

Green Source Advantage Boosts DOD’s Sustainability Agenda in the Carolinas

On June 18, 2024, the US Department of Defense (DOD) endorsed Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program to fuel five major DOD military installations in North Carolina and South Carolina, such as Fort Liberty and USAF Shaw, with renewable energy.

Through the GSA program, the DOD intends to draw an estimated 135 megawatts and approximately 4.8 million megawatt-hours of renewable energy over 15 years from two new off-site solar facilities in South Carolina, set to be operational by late 2026.

“This initiative aids our military in achieving decarbonization goals and is key to reaching the goals set by Executive Order 14057,” said United States Air Force Col. Jennifer Neris, director of carbon pollution-free electricity for the Defense Logistics Agency.

The GSA program by Duke Energy assists renewable energy development, allowing major nonresidential customers to offset power purchases with renewable energy from Duke Energy grid-connected projects. Participants receive renewable energy certificates (RECs) generated by these projects to meet sustainability and/or renewable, carbon-free energy targets.

Other participants in this Duke Energy initiative include the City of Charlotte, the City of Durham, and Duke University.

“As our customers plan for the future, they need access to renewable energy sources to meet their decarbonization goals,” said Meghan Dewey, Duke Energy’s vice president of Products and Services.

Executive Order 14057 targets federal agencies to reach 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030. Duke Energy’s GSA program is a first significant step for the DOD towards EO 14057 requirements.

Duke Energy is spearheading the most substantial clean energy transformation in the US. With a diverse energy mix of nuclear, hydro, and renewable energy, over half of the company’s energy mix in North Carolina is carbon-free.

Duke Energy, a Fortune 150 company based in Charlotte, N.C., stands out as one of America’s largest energy holding companies. The company serves 8.4 million customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. The company is making strides to achieve net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050.

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