Duke Energy Corporation 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 11, 2012
DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
550 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On June 8, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued orders conditionally approving the Second Wholesale Market Power Mitigation Plan, the Joint Dispatch Agreement and the Joint Open Access Transmission Tariff of Duke Energy Corporation (the Company) and Progress Energy, Inc. (Progress Energy) in connection with their proposed merger. The companies have substantially completed their evaluation of the orders conditions and expect to make a compliance filing with the FERC within 15 days of the FERCs order, as requested by FERC. They will also work to secure final merger-related approvals from the North Carolina Utilities Commission and Public Service Commission of South Carolina. The companies continue to target July 1, 2012 for the closing of the merger.
A copy of the joint press release of the Company and Progress Energy and the merger scorecard are attached hereto as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Joint Press Release of Duke Energy Corporation and Progress Energy, Inc. dated June 11, 2012
99.2 Merger Scorecard
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.