Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Duke Energy
Current Parent Company: 
Duke Energy
Penalty: 
$855,000,000
Year: 
2021
Date: 
January 25, 2021
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

Duke Energy agreed to settle a case deciding liability for payment of coal ash cleanup, writing off $485 million in coal ash costs for retail customers, $270 million in future additional coal ash costs for retail customers, and agreed to pay a $100 million penalty ordered in 2017.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
North Carolina Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
North Carolina
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
North Carolina
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Parent: 
utilities
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Parent company note: 
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