Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Duke Energy
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol DUK)
Headquartered in: 
North Carolina
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
utilities
Penalty total since 2000: 
$2,830,459,718
Number of records: 
110
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$2,503,490,68073
competition-related offenses$249,655,0008
government-contracting-related offenses$43,100,0001
employment-related offenses$30,171,0005
miscellaneous offenses$3,000,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
environmental violation$2,503,490,68073
energy market manipulation$238,000,0003
False Claims Act and related$43,100,0001
benefit plan administrator violation$30,000,0001
energy market violation$11,655,0005
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Cinergy Corporation environmental violation 2000 EPA $1,430,000,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2021 NC-AG $855,000,000
Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2004 MULTI-AG $207,500,000
Duke Energy Corporation environmental violation 2015 EPA $102,000,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2009 EPA $93,000,000
Progress Energy False Claims Act and related 2004 CA-SFCA $43,100,000
Duke Energy Retirement Cash Balance Plan benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $30,000,000
Cinergy Corporation environmental violation 2000 MULTI-AG (*) $30,000,000
Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. energy market manipulation 2003 CFTC $28,000,000
Cinergy Corp. environmental violation 2000 NY-AG $8,500,000
Progress Energy Inc. energy market violation 2005 FERC $6,400,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2015 EPA $5,375,000
Duke Energy Corporation energy market violation 2018 FERC $3,500,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2014 EPA $3,000,000
Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP data submission deficiencies 2004 CFTC $3,000,000
Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2003 FERC $2,500,000
DUKE ENERGY INDIANA, LLC - GALLAGHER GENERATING STATION environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $1,750,000
Duke Energy Carolinas LLC environmental violation 2016 USAO $1,700,000
Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. energy market violation 2009 FERC $1,250,000
Duke Energy Beckjord LLC environmental violation 2016 EPA $1,100,000
Duke Energy Renewables Inc. environmental violation 2013 FWS $1,000,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2009 MULTI-AG (*) $1,000,000
DUKE ENERGY CORP. environmental violation 2015 EPA (*) $975,000
CINERGY AND PSI ENERGY, INC., WABASH RIVER environmental violation 2009 EPA $687,500
Duke Energy Corporation investor protection violation 2017 DOJ_ANTITRUST $600,000
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC energy market violation 2011 FERC $425,000
DEGS of Narrows LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA $310,000
DEGS OF NARROWS, LLC environmental violation 2010 EPA (*) $310,000
CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY environmental violation 2010 EPA $260,250
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION (FORMERLY PSI ENERGY - GIB environmental violation 2014 EPA $199,000
Duke Energy Field Services, LP environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $120,120
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $110,304
PROGRESS ENERGY environmental violation 2004 EPA $97,185
Duke Energy environmental violation 2001 CO-DPHE $97,105
Carolina Power & Light Company nuclear safety violation 2004 NRC $88,000
Duke Energy Field Services environmental violation 2003 OK-ENV $85,050
Progress Energy Florida, Inc., energy market violation 2013 FERC $80,000
Duke Energy Progress, LLC environmental violation 2002 NC-ENV $73,615
Duke Energy nuclear safety violation 2004 NRC $60,000
CINERGY CORP. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $60,000
DUKE ENERGY KENTUCKY - LIQUID environmental violation 2019 PHMSA $55,700
Duke Energy (Plainfield) environmental violation 2009 EPA $54,402
CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT - WAKE 500KV SUBSTATION environmental violation 2010 EPA $52,000
Cinergy Corporation labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $50,000
CINERGY CORP. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $50,000
DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $49,000
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2005 TX-ENV $45,217
DUKE ENERGY environmental violation 2012 IN-ENV $42,000
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $38,343
DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $35,000
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $28,875
DUKE ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $28,000
FLORIDA PROGRESS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $26,988
DUKE ENERGY environmental violation 2008 IN-ENV $25,455
Cinergy Corp. environmental violation 2004 OH-ENV $24,828
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $24,000
PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $21,000
DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $21,000
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $20,475
PROGRESS ENERGY, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $19,000
Duke Energy Field Services, LP environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $18,900
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2003 TX-ENV $18,750
DUKE ENERGY INDIANA - EDWARDSPORT GENERATING STATION environmental violation 2014 IN-ENV $18,000
DUKE ENERGY LLC NOBLESVILLE GEN STATION environmental violation 2018 IN-ENV $17,500
DUKE ENERGY INDIANA environmental violation 2018 IN-ENV $17,500
PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA environmental violation 2003 FL-DEP $16,274
Duke Energy Hot Spring, LLC environmental violation 2003 AR-ENV $15,000
Duke Energy Field Services, LP environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $14,800
CINERGY workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $14,000
DUKE ENERGY - CAYUGA environmental violation 2018 IN-ENV $13,500
PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA, INC. environmental violation 2006 FL-DEP $13,200
DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS LLC environmental violation 2011 EPA $12,630
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2004 TX-ENV $12,500
CINERGY CORP. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $12,000
DUKE ENERGY IN GIBSON GENERATING STATION environmental violation 2015 IN-ENV $11,250
Duke Power and its subsidiary Duke Engineering & Services; Oswega Tower & Fence Co. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $11,000
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC environmental violation 2014 NC-ENV $10,470
DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $10,000
DUKE ENERGY OHIO, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $10,000
DUKE ENERGY environmental violation 2008 IN-ENV $9,500
DUKE ENERGY - LP WINNIE NO 1 CS environmental violation 2001 TX-ENV $9,352
DUKE ENERGY INDIANA - EDWARDSPORT GENERATING STATION environmental violation 2019 IN-ENV $9,000
Progress Energy-Carolina, Incorporated railroad safety violation 2011 FRA $8,700
Duke Energy Field Services environmental violation 2003 OK-ENV $8,557
PROGRESS ENERGY FLORIDA, INC. environmental violation 2009 FL-DEP $8,428
PROGRESS ENERGY environmental violation 2004 FL-DEP $7,500
DUKE ENERGY OHIO, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $7,500
DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS LLC environmental violation 2007 SC-ENV $7,268
DUKE ENERGY IN GIBSON GENERATING STATION environmental violation 2003 IN-ENV $7,000
DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $7,000
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC environmental violation 2009 NC-ENV $6,629
DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES environmental violation 2001 EPA $6,300
DUKE ENERGY INDIANA INC - R GALLAGHER GENERATING STATION environmental violation 2017 IN-ENV $6,250
DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, LLC environmental violation 2009 EPA $6,240
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC environmental violation 2008 NC-ENV $6,218
Duke Energy Field Services, L.P. environmental violation 2003 TX-ENV $6,192
Duke Energy Field Services, LP environmental violation 2006 TX-ENV $6,160
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION environmental violation 2003 SC-ENV $6,000
Duke Energy Field Services, LP environmental violation 2002 TX-ENV $6,000
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION environmental violation 2015 EPA $5,785
DUKE ENERGY CAROLINAS, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,600
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