Duke Energy names Catherine Heigel as SC president

Charlotte, NC - CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy has named a company attorney to take the helm of its South Carolina service region.

The company said Friday that Catherine Heigel has been named president for South Carolina operations.

The Charlotte utility has more than 600,000 retail customers in the northwest portion of South Carolina and operates two nuclear stations among more than a dozen power-generating plants in the state.

Heigel is a native of Darlington, S.C., and has been an attorney for 15 years.

She began working with Duke Energy in 1997 and rejoined the company in 2006 after three years in private legal practice. Most recently, she was special adviser to Duke Energy's chairman.

Brett Carter had been president for the Carolinas and will become North Carolina president.

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