After living in Maryland I was very happy to return to Duke when I moved back.
Its not talked about as much on here because its been in place for so long that its not worth talking about, but Duke Power is still the devil to a lot of people, democrat or republican.
In Maryland if a bird pissed on the powerline the power would go out for hours.
There were a few thunderstorms that caused the power to go out for 2 days where I lived. Some areas less than a mile from me didn't have power for 5 days.
I was also paying as much as .17/kWh compared to the .099/kWh I paid here when I moved back. For people with 3-4 bedroom homes, $3-400 power bills were normal. With a 1 bedroom apartment I had a few months with $200+ power bills.
I like Duke just fine. Ultimately I think buying progress will turn out to be a mistake though. Progress did a poor job keeping their facilities up to date, so Duke is probably going to have to spend billions bringing those up to current standards or replacing them entirely. Everyone will pay for that.