Duke Energy drives clean energy transition with AWS

One of America’s largest energy holding companies, Duke Energy is entering into a multi-year strategic collaboration with AWS to accelerate the utility’s development of industry-leading grid solutions that will benefit customers to help advance Duke Energy’s clean energy transition.

The company is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to achieve its goals of net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas business by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. This transition includes investing $145bn over the next decade in capital projects. These investments will improve the grid’s reliability and resiliency, connect a growing number of renewables, and prepare the grid for rapid electric vehicle adoption, all with affordability in mind.

Duke Energy will build new smart grid software and services on AWS and expand its Intelligent Grid Services, a suite of custom-built applications that help the utility anticipate future energy demand and identify where and how to update the power grid.

AWS will work alongside Duke Energy to build out cloud technologies to support Duke Energy’s grid-planning solutions.

Sarah Cooper, general manager of AWS industry products, said: “Duke Energy and AWS share similar commitments to a smarter and cleaner energy future with net-zero carbon emissions. These Intelligent Grid Services leverage the proven scalability and reliability of the world’s leading cloud and will help Duke Energy meet energy demands while maximizing the use of clean energy sources, such as solar and wind power, to serve their customers.”

“Customers are at the center of everything Duke Energy does,” said Harry Sideris, executive vice president of customer experience, solutions, and services at Duke Energy. “Through this partnership with AWS, we’ll be able to make better decisions at the micro and macro levels to meet the evolving needs of our customers and communities as we build a smarter, cleaner energy future together.”