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: 
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
environment-related offenses$2,528,607,56374
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$2,528,607,56374
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

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.


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 Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
CINERGY AND PSI ENERGY, INC., WABASH RIVER environmental violation 2009 EPA $687,500
Duke Energy (Plainfield) environmental violation 2009 EPA $54,402
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION (FORMERLY PSI ENERGY - GIB environmental violation 2014 EPA $199,000
DUKE ENERGY FIELD SERVICES environmental violation 2001 EPA $6,300
Duke Energy Corporation investor protection violation 2017 DOJ_ANTITRUST $600,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2001 CO-DPHE $97,105
Cinergy Marketing & Trading, LP data submission deficiencies 2004 CFTC $3,000,000
Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. energy market manipulation 2003 CFTC $28,000,000
Progress Energy False Claims Act and related 2004 CA-SFCA $43,100,000
Duke Energy Hot Spring, LLC environmental violation 2003 AR-ENV $15,000
Duke Energy Retirement Cash Balance Plan benefit plan administrator violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $30,000,000
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