Keith Trent, currently group executive and chief strategy, policy and regulatory officer, was named group executive and president of Duke's Commercial Businesses.
The Commercial Businesses organization includes Duke Energy Generation Services, which houses the company's wind generation business, Midwest non-regulated generation, DukeNet, a telecommunications business, and Duke Energy International, with operations in Latin America.
Jim Turner, currently group executive, president and chief operating officer for U.S. Franchised Electric & Gas (FE&G), is assuming expanded responsibilities in FE&G.
Turner will take on responsibility for regulatory strategy and execution at the state and federal levels.
These responsibilities will align with the existing customer-facing functions to provide a comprehensive approach to managing customer relationships. The state presidents for Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky and Duke Energy Indiana will report to Turner.
Dhiaa Jamil, currently group executive and chief nuclear officer, was named group executive and chief generation officer. In his expanded role, Jamil, who will also retain the title of chief nuclear officer, will have accountability for nuclear, fossil and hydro regulated generation.
"These changes in leadership responsibilities are designed to clarify accountabilities, streamline our decision making and strengthen relationships with our customers, regulators and shareholders," said James E. Rogers, Duke Energy chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We're able to make significant changes like these with confidence because of the strength and depth of our leadership team."
Trent joined Duke Energy in 2002 as general counsel, litigation. He has more than 18 years of experience as an accomplished attorney. Trent was named to his current role in September 2006 and has led the areas of strategy, state and federal policy and government affairs, corporate communications, community affairs, technology initiatives and environment, safety and health policy.
Turner joined the company, in 1995. Before joining Duke, Turner was a principal in the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis & Kappes, P.C. Prior to the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy, Turner served as president of Cinergy. He also served as the company's chief financial officer, where he was responsible for financial operations, investor relations, corporate development, and strategic planning.
Jamil has more than 28 years of experience in the energy industry. He joined the company in 1981 as a design engineer and has served in significant leadership roles at all of Duke's nuclear stations, including serving as site vice president of Catawba Nuclear Station in 2003. Jamil is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was named to his current role in January 2008.
Duke Energy is the third largest electric power holding company in the United States, based on kilowatt-hour sales. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 4 million customers located in five states North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky representing a population of approximately 11 million people.
Duke Energy's commercial power and international business segments operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.