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Duke Energy’s Commercial Power Business Announces Appointments


Duke Energy’s Commercial Power Business today announced three appointments that support its growth strategies.

* Wouter van Kempen, president, Duke Energy Generation Services, will assume the additional role of leading all commercial development in North America.
* Phil Grigsby, currently vice president, business development, will become senior vice president, Midwest generation portfolio.
* Richard Bates, currently managing director, mergers and acquisitions, will become vice president, mergers and acquisitions.

“These appointments provide the talent and experience we need to increase efficiency and provide the leadership to meet the challenges of our commercial operations as we continue to grow and diversify,” said Lynn J. Good, group executive and president, Duke Energy Commercial Businesses.

van Kempen’s consolidated group will focus on opportunities for growth of existing and new North American commercial businesses, including expansion of Duke’s wind energy business and other low-carbon growth platforms.

In his new role, Grigsby will have responsibility for the commercial generation business in the Midwest and support regulatory and legislative initiatives in Ohio.

Bates has been a member of the Duke Energy mergers and acquisitions team since joining the company in June of 2000. He succeeds Paul H. Barry, who recently left the company.


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