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April 19, 2011 08:23 ET

Duke Energy Chief Technology Officer a Featured Speaker at KEMA Utility of the Future Leadership Forum 2011

David Mohler to Explore Integrating New Technologies With the Energy Grid

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Duke Energy Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer David Mohler will be a featured speaker at KEMA's fourth annual Utility of the Future Leadership Forum, "Shaping the Future." Mohler will participate on a panel of industry executives discussing integration of new energy grid technologies at the KEMA forum, June 6-8, 2011, at The Four Seasons, in Denver, Colo.

Mohler will share insight into evaluating, selecting, and ensuring interoperability of smart grid technologies on the panel "Integrating New and Ever-Changing Technologies" on Tuesday, June 7. Mohler will be joined by senior executives from companies such as Siemens, Boeing Energy, and Intel to discuss rapidly emerging technologies, including those in development beyond the traditional utility industry channels and consideration for grid integration.

"Grid technologies are evolving at the speed of light from cross-industry sectors, and they hold great potential to help power a more sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy future," said Mohler. "The real challenge today is to choose and integrate the right technologies, in the right combinations, and in the right approach relative to existing infrastructure to deliver value and benefits into the future for the entire utility community -- customers, stakeholders, and employees alike. Integrating new technologies safely and securely into the existing infrastructure and the interoperability of the new technologies are key considerations."

The 2011 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum features one and one-half days of discussion about industry game-changers, new business models, and the changing roles of utilities, customers, and suppliers. Executive-level panel discussions will focus on CEOs' views of the future utility: the road to sustainability, gas as part of the smart grid paradigm, the integration of new and ever-changing technologies, and consumer and 'prosumer' engagement. Throughout the forum, there will be high-level networking opportunities to share perspectives, collaborate, and engage in dialog.

Senior executives are invited to join their peers in the Utility of the Future discussion to share ideas and discover opportunities to shape a more sustainable, reliable, profitable utility of the future. To register and learn more, visit:www.kema.com/UtilityFuture2011.

About Duke Energy
Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states in the Southeast and Midwest, representing a population of approximately 11 million people. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available on the Internet at: www.duke-energy.com.

About KEMA
Founded in 1927, KEMA (www.kema.com) is a global provider of business and technical consulting, operational support, measurement and inspection, testing and certification for the energy and utility industry. With world headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands, KEMA employs more than 1,700 professionals globally with offices and representatives in more than 20 countries. KEMA's U.S. subsidiary, KEMA Inc. is headquartered in Burlington, Mass., and serves energy clients throughout the Americas and Caribbean.

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