By Charlotte Business Journal

The Charlotte Business Journal hosted its annual Power Breakfast event at the Charlotte Convention Center on Wednesday, drawing nearly 380 attendees.

Bill Johnson, chief executive of Progress Energy Inc., delivered a speech and answered audience questions on topics ranging from possibilities for renewable energy sources and perspective on customer rate increases to job cuts related to the company's merger with Duke Energy Corp. Johnson is slated to lead the combined companies after the merger.

SunTrust Bank was title sponsor of the event. Lime Energy and Areva Inc. were platinum sponsors.

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