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:

Click on the company or penalty amount for more information on each case.
Download results as CSV or XML (maximum 10,000; for access to larger downloads contact Phil Mattera)
Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Cinergy Corp. environmental violation 2000 NY-AG $8,500,000
Duke Energy Progress environmental violation 2015 NC-ENV $25,116,883
Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. energy market manipulation 2003 CFTC $28,000,000
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
Progress Energy False Claims Act and related 2004 CA-SFCA $43,100,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2009 EPA $93,000,000
Duke Energy Corporation environmental violation 2015 EPA $102,000,000
Duke Energy energy market manipulation 2004 MULTI-AG $207,500,000
Duke Energy environmental violation 2021 NC-AG $855,000,000
Cinergy Corporation environmental violation 2000 EPA $1,430,000,000
Download results as CSV or XML (maximum 10,000; for access to larger downloads contact Phil Mattera)