National Press Club

Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, U.S.'s largest energy company, to speak at Aug. 8 luncheon

June 16, 2013 | By Rod Kuckro |

Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy, American's largest energy company, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 8, to speak about the challenges U.S. utilities are facing as demand for power slows.

Rogers, in his 25 years as a CEO in the electric utility business, will focus on the policy challenges U.S. utilities are facing as they contend with anemic 1 percent annual growth in power demand. He also will discuss the challenges and opportunities of undertaking an effort to bring power to the 1.3 billion people in the world who have no access to electricity.

The luncheon begins at 12:30 with remarks starting at 1 p.m., followed by a question and answer session. The event ends at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $21 for Press Club members (NPC members may buy two tickets at this price) and $35 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here. For questions, please call 202-662-7501 or email Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

Club members who wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must RSVP separately to 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation for the luncheon to attend the VIP reception.

To submit a question in advance put ROGERS in the subject line and email to before 10:00 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming luncheons:

July 1 – Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and chairwoman of Good360