James L. Turner, president and chief operating officer of U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas for Duke Energy Corporation, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of clean and intelligent energy solution developer EnerNOC.

An energy industry veteran and thought leader regarding the utility business model of the future, Turner also serves on the Board of Directors of the Electric Power Research Institute.

“Jim's broad industry knowledge and experience will be an excellent complement to our Board as it helps shape and guide our future growth,” said Tim Healy, chairman and CEO of EnerNOC. “His leadership at Duke Energy gives him unique insight into the challenges that utility executives face today and how technological innovations, like those provided by EnerNOC, can help address those challenges.”

Duke Energy is one of the largest power companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately four million customers in the Carolinas and the Midwest. Operating in five states, Duke Energy is at the forefront of an evolving regulatory landscape. That experience will enable Turner to play a key role in helping to set EnerNOC’s strategic regulatory agenda.

“I am pleased to be joining the Board of a progressive, technology-driven company focused on solutions to help utilities better serve customers,” said Turner.

Prior to his tenure at Duke Energy, Turner served as president of Cinergy Corp., which merged with Duke Energy in 2006. Before that, he was Cinergy’s chief financial officer, responsible for the company’s financial operations, investor relations, corporate development and strategic planning. He also served as chief executive officer for Cinergy’s regulated business unit. Before joining Cinergy, he was employed as a principal in the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis & Kappes, P.C., representing industrial customers in state utility commission proceedings among other forums.