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Duke Energy and the Nuclear Renaissance
Duke Energy, an American investor-owned electric utility, confronts multibillion dollar decisions about its future fuel mix. In particular, its leaders are considering building new nuclear capacity. Whether this is sensible depends, among other things, on demand growth, capital costs, fossil fuel prices, possible regulatory or other delays in constructing the reactors, and possible future restrictions on carbon dioxide. CEO Jim Rogers believes that nuclear power makes sense form a social standpoint but also must consider the perspectives of his ratepayers and his shareholders.
Keywords: Energy Industry;
Vietor, Richard H.K., and Forest L. Reinhardt. "Duke Energy and the Nuclear Renaissance." Harvard Business School Case 712-002, December 2011. (Revised from original September 2011 version.)