With the rush of technological change, evermore severe storms and the push for renewable energy sources, this is not the easiest time to run an energy company. Yet Lynn Good does just that, having taken over Duke Energy as CEO back in 2013. Duke is now one of the largest energy companies in the United States, with more than 7 million customers in the Midwest and Southeast.
For Good, the biggest challenge in leading an energy company is thinking about the future and the speed at which the world is changing.
“You know, it’s not ‘in the next moment,’ am I making the right decisions,” said Good in an interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal. “I am making decisions today that will be important in 2025 and 2030.”
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