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Duke Energy Appoints CBE Alum President

This is a modified version of an article published by Duke Energy – News Center.

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Harry Sideris

Duke Energy announced the promotion of Harry Sideris (B.S.ChE. ‘94) to president of Duke Energy, effective April 1, 2024. As president, Sideris, a 28-year company veteran, will have responsibility for Duke Energy’s electric and gas utilities, including all aspects of customer service and operations. 

Sideris most recently served as EVP of customer experience, solutions and services. In that role, Sideries led transmission, distribution and customer operations, as well as economic development activities. Sideris has previously served as president of the company’s Florida regulated utility, chief distribution officer, and senior vice president of environmental, health and safety.

Commenting on Sideris’ appointment, Lynn Good, Duke Energy’s chair and CEO, said: “Harry’s leadership experiences have included nearly every facet of Duke Energy’s operations as well as extensive regulatory and stakeholder experience. This uniquely qualifies him to lead our utilities and operations in this period of transformation as we continue to meet the growing demands for affordable, reliable and increasingly clean energy.”

Duke Energy is a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Its electric utilities serve millions of customers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and collectively own 51,000 megawatts of energy capacity.

Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy strategy to create a smarter energy future for its customers and communities – with goals of at least a 50 percent carbon reduction by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company is a top U.S. renewable energy provider, on track to own or purchase 16,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2025.

With the appointment of Sideries, there are currently two other department graduates that serve in leadership positions at Duke Energy:

  • George Hamrick (M.S.ChE. ‘83), Senior Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer
  • Sharene Pierce (B.S.ChE. ‘01), Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President, Talent Acquisition

Congratulations to Harry Sideris on this great achievement! We are so proud of our extraordinary alumni.