Nelson Peeler

Nelson Peeler

Inducted in 2017

Mr. Nelson Peeler is the senior vice president and chief transmission officer for Duke Energy. In this role, he has overall responsibility for planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations of Duke Energy’s electric transmission system, which includes over 32,000 miles of high-voltage power lines and more than 3,000 substations in six states.

Following graduation from NC State in 1988, he joined Duke Energy and has held a variety of leadership positions in power delivery, system planning and operations, performance support, engineering, construction, business planning, contract management, process improvement and training. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Peeler served as vice president of transmission system planning and operations, where he had responsibility for real-time monitoring and control of the company’s bulk electric transmission system.

The Faith, N.C., native graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and earned an MBA from Queens University. He is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Mr. Peeler has chaired or served on the boards of a number of industry organizations. He currently serves on the boards of directors of the North American Energy Standards Board, SERC Reliability Corporation, Florida Reliability Coordinating Council and the North American Transmission Forum, where he is a past chair. Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors for the North Carolina State Engineering Foundation and has served as chair of the strategic advisory committee of the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.