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Former Duke Energy Employees Allege Power Manipulation

Posted June 22, 2001 7:46 a.m. EDT

— Former Duke Energy employees say they'll tell a California legislature committee today that Duke manipulated power production to increase profits.

One worker says the log book from Duke's plant near San Diego shows the company ordered hourly changes in power output.

Duke denies the allegations and says there are good reason for the log entries. A company spokesman says the plant's increases and drops in production were based on market needs.

The three workers lost their jobs in April when Duke reorganized.