A half-dozen organizations have been chosen to receive Duke Energy‘s long-standing Power Partner award for 2019. Among them is Walmart, recognized for its commitment to sustainability and renewable energy.
The Power Partner award program, which began in 1992, honors businesses and other organizations that achieve notable results in categories including solutions innovation, community excellence, economic development, sustainability innovation, storm restoration and renewable excellence.
“The businesses and organizations selected for this award are truly outstanding,” said Chris Edge, Duke Energy VP of large business customers. “Each one is determined to serve customers and stakeholders in ways that benefit their companies and their communities, and delivers value to Duke Energy as well.”
One of the 2019 Power Partner award-winning organization for “Solution Innovations, Enterprise” — with a noteworthy mention of renewable energy use — is Walmart (including multiple store locations).
According to Duke Energy, Walmart worked with power company to create and support the North Carolina Green Source Advantage program. To this end, Walmart joined forces with Duke Energy and the Public Staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission to craft a program that balances the interests of participating and non-participating customers — as well as the interests of the renewable power industry.
Thanks to Walmart’s engagement and expertise, the Green Source Advantage program helps participating members meet their sustainability goals, providing a structure to hedge costs while controlling the costs to non-participating customers.
Read about Duke Energy’s other Power Partner winners here.