From Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, met with executives with Duke Energy Center to discuss shore-based energy initiatives May 17 during his two-day tour of Charlotte.
Vice Adm. Kevin McCoy was given a tour of the Duke Energy Center, a LEED Platinum-certified building built to high energy efficient standards.
"It is great to hear about the active initiatives Duke Energy is undertaking to reduce energy consumption," said McCoy. "Developing new relationships with our industry partners and working together is win-win for energy independence, the Navy and all Americans."
McCoy's visit to Duke Energy is part of the Navy-wide 50-50 program, which is sending 50 Navy leaders to 50 cities across the United States to meet with corporate executives, civic leaders, government officials, educators, non-profit executive directors, veterans and members of the media. The campaign is designed to increase Americans' understanding of the Navy's mission, capabilities and relevance to national security.
"I am impressed with the new energy standards that Duke Energy is working on to help the U.S. become more energy independent," said McCoy. "This has been a great opportunity to share ideas between the Navy and Duke Energy."
McCoy's two-day visit to Charlotte included visits to the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, Providence High School, Bank of America, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, the Wells Fargo trading floor, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Armed Forces Career Expo and the Charlotte Navy League.
The Naval Sea Systems Command is the largest of the Navy's five systems commands and is responsible for engineering, building, purchasing and maintaining ships, submarines and combat systems for the U.S. Navy.