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   February 28, 2011

   Mr. James E. Rogers

   Chairman, President, CEO

   Duke Energy

   PO Box 70516

   Charlotte, North Carolina 28272

   Re: EB-09-GB-0191

   Dear Mr. Rogers:

   The Federal Communications Commission has previously notified your
   predecessor at Progress Energy, Mr. Jeffrey Layash, by letter on June 22,
   2009, that it has received complaints of harmful radio interference
   possibly caused by equipment operated by your company. This interference
   has been reported by an operator in the Amateur Radio Service. The
   complainant is:

   (Name withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Tel: (Number withheld)

   In this letter, Mr. Layash was advised that this problem, if unresolved,
   could be a violation of Commission rules and could result in a monetary
   forfeiture. For this reason, we encouraged the parties involved to
   voluntarily resolve this matter without Commission intervention. If
   however it became necessary to facilitate a resolution, the Commission
   might investigate possible rules violations and address appropriate
   remedies, including monetary forfeiture.

   Mr. Layash was further advised that the Commission expects that most cases
   can be resolved within 60 days of the time they are first reported to the
   utility company. In addition, if Progress Energy was unable to resolve
   this matter by August 24, 2009, they were directed to inform this office
   about the nature of the problem, the steps being taken to resolve it and
   the estimated time in which those steps could be accomplished. Progress
   Energy was further advised to inform the complainant of what steps would
   be taken to correct this reported interference problem. On December 17,
   2009, Progress Energy reported on that it had replaced a 25 KVA
   transformer, transformer leads and insulators. For a time, those repairs
   were successful in alleviating the interference to Mr. (name withheld)
   amateur radio equipment. Mr. (name withheld) reports, however, that the
   interference has returned and it is now greater than ever.

   Given that Progress Energy made significant repairs in an attempt to
   alleviate the interference, the Commission will allow you sixty (60) days
   from the date of this letter to identify the source(s) of this new
   interference. If you are unable to locate and resolve this interference by
   May 6, 2011, please advise this office about the nature of the problem,
   the steps you are taking to resolve it and the estimated time in which
   those steps can be accomplished. Please send your response to this office
   at the following address: 1270 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Your
   response must also include a carbon copy to Mr. (name withheld) so that he
   can confirm any statement that you make regarding resolution of the
   interference. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact
   me at 717-338-2577.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau


   cc: Tampa Field Office

   South Central Regional Director