To: Secretary Richard Blackburn
Office of the Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy Corp.
526 South Church Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202-1802

October 31, 2000

Dear Duke Energy Corporate Secretary Blackburn,

I, Robert B. Mills, am an owner of 30 shares of Duke Energy Corporation stock, verification of which is enclosed. I will maintain ownership through the next years meeting.

I hereby notify you of my intention to file the enclosed proposal entitled INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY (ICE) for consideration at the next annual meeting, and for inclusion in the Company's proxy statement, in accordance with rule 14-a-8 of the General Rules and Regulations of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended).

Please note that my address has changed. Direct dividends, proxy, annual report and other communications to this new address.
Robert B. Mills
1233 12th Street N.W.
Washington DC 20005
(202) 682-4282, and

Cc: Securities and Exchange Commission
Encl: ICE Proposal and copy of stock certificate