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Duke Energy Florida and Tampa Bay Rays: A Partnership for Community Upliftment and Clean Energy Transition


In a joint effort with Duke Energy and the Tampa Bay Rays, agencies in Florida will receive $100,000 to aid clients in settling their energy bills. For each regular season victory by Tampa Bay’s Major League Baseball team, the company donated $1,000 to the Share the Light Fund® agencies.
The Share the Light Fund initiative is a customer support scheme designed to assist Florida inhabitants in covering utility costs such as electricity, natural gas, oil, or wood. The Duke Energy Foundation matches all contributions dollar for dollar, up to $500,000.
Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with organizations like the Rays and local community agencies committed to community upliftment. She emphasized the importance of such partnerships in linking customers with available aid and expressed her eagerness to continue working together to support those in need.
To draw attention to the partnership and increase awareness of the financial assistance available, 
Rays President Brian Auld expressed pride in collaborating with Duke Energy to contribute to their Tampa Bay community. He highlighted the significance of the program in assisting those in need and providing a platform to showcase the outstanding work of local community agencies.
All collected funds are distributed locally by county each month to 14 United Way and other social service agencies to help Duke Energy Florida customers based on their needs. Over $1.7 million in energy bill assistance was distributed to Florida customers through the company’s Share the Light Fund since last year.

Duke Energy Florida Duke Energy Florida, an affiliate of Duke Energy, possesses a capacity of 10,500 megawatts of energy, delivering electricity to 1.9 million residential, commercial, and industrial consumers across a service area spanning 13,000 square miles in Florida.
Duke Energy Foundation The Duke Energy Foundation annually allocates over $30 million in philanthropic aid to address the needs of communities where Duke Energy’s customers reside and operate. The foundation’s funding comes from Duke Energy shareholders.
Duke Energy Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 firm based in Charlotte, N.C., ranks among the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. The company’s electric utilities cater to 8.2 million customers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky, collectively owning 50,000 megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas division serves 1.6 million customers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky. The company has a workforce of 27,600 individuals.
Duke Energy is vigorously pursuing a clean energy transition to meet its targets of net-zero methane emissions from its natural gas operations by 2030 and net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. The company has set interim carbon emission reduction targets of at least 50% from electric generation by 2030 and 80% by 2040. Additionally, the company is investing in significant electric grid enhancements and energy storage and exploring zero-emission power generation technologies such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
Duke Energy has been recognized on Fortune’s 2023 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ “World’s Best Employers” list. More details can be found at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center provides news releases, fact sheets, photos, and videos. Duke Energy’s illumination shares stories about people, innovations, community topics, and environmental issues. Duke Energy maintains a presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.
Tampa Bay Rays The Tampa Bay Rays are dedicated to invigorating the community through the enchantment of Rays baseball. Since 1998, the organization has been a proud representative of Major League Baseball and is committed to fostering strong community ties through meaningful engagement and charitable contributions.