Yates is also the President of Duke Energy’s Carolinas Region.
Previously, Yates was the Executive Vice President of Customer Operations for Duke Energy.
Yates has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, including the areas of nuclear and fossil generation, and energy delivery.
Executive Officer for Progress Energy Carolinas. Yates joined Progress Energy’s predecessor,
Carolina Power & Light, in 1998. Before joining Progress Energy, Yates worked for PECO Energy for 16 years in several line operations and management positions. Yates serves on several community, state and industry boards. In 2014,Yates was elected President and Chairman of the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies.