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Duke Energy Honors Shance Sizemore With Partner Achievement Award
Updated December 21, 2017 7:00 AM
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(BEDFORD) - For the second consecutive year, Duke Energy is recognizing three economic development partners, including Shance Sizemore, CEO of Lawrence County Economic Growth Council and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce, for his outstanding efforts in helping bring growth and economic development to Lawrence County.

Others receiving the 2017 Partner Achievement Award are:

  • Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership, comprising Jeff Pipkin, Lora Steele and Katelyn Hurt
  • Sarah Salisbury, site search specialist at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

"Each of these individuals consistently demonstrates an eagerness to work with Duke Energy to help attract new business and industry to the communities in our service territory," said Erin Schneider, Duke Energy Indiana director of economic development. "We are grateful for their partnership and commitment to the vital task of economic growth."

The Partner Achievement Award is not based on any specific metric, but rather is more about local and regional economic development organizations building successful long-term relationships with Duke Energy.

Duke Energy Indiana

Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide about 6,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 820,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state's largest electric supplier.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the United States. Its Electric Utilities and Infrastructure business unit serves approximately 7.5 million customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. The company's Gas Utilities and Infrastructure business unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Its Commercial Renewables business unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the United States.

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