September 13, 2016 - 1:36 PM EDT
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Duke Energy receives award for program that saves customers energy and money

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy has been named a 2016 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Award honoree for its residential program that has saved customers enough energy to power more than 1 million homes for a year.

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Launched in 2010, My Home Energy Report (MyHER) is the first of its kind in the world to hit the 1 terawatt-hour milestone for energy savings.

Computerworld's award recognizes innovative big data initiatives that deliver significant business value.

"We appreciate this recognition from Computerworld Data+," said Kelly Kuehn, Duke Energy's senior product and services manager. "It is an honor to be recognized for a program we developed to help our customers save energy and money."

MyHER provides residential customers with a report that provides a meaningful look at their energy use compared to similar nearby homes based on age, size, location and heating source. Customers living in single-family homes receive a MyHER report eight times a year with personalized recommendations to save energy. A report for customers living in multifamily dwellings is in development and will be rolled out in 2017.

The program is designed to be easy to understand, providing timely tips and offers specific to each customer to reduce energy use.

MyHER, which originally began as a mailer, has evolved into an interactive portal through which customers can obtain energy information, set savings goals and ask experts questions. Additional changes are expected as new technology is available. Report example: https://www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/MyHER-How-to-Read-Guide.pdf

The My Home Energy Report program is part of the company's overall strategy to bring new tools and information to customers to help manage their energy use, and provide a foundation for more products, services and conveniences.

The Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees and their achievements will be highlighted in a special September feature on Computerworld.

About Computerworld's Data+ Editors' Choice Awards
The Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice awards program was launched in 2013 by IDG's Computerworld editorial team to recognize organizations that are mining big data to analyze and predict business trends and monetize this information. Organizations were asked to complete questionnaires detailing their big data projects, which were then reviewed by the Computerworld editorial team. From those questionnaires, honorees were selected for their ability to achieve business benefits through big data, and demonstrate real-world results and best practices. View the 2016 winners at www.computerworld.com/article/3115025/.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

About Duke Energy
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is an S&P 100 Stock Index company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com

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