Melisa Johns

Vice President, Distributed Energy Solutions and Regulated Renewables


Melisa Johns is Vice President of Distributed Energy Solutions and Regulated Renewables for Duke Energy. Previously, Melisa served as vice president of Business and Product Development for Duke Energy’s Distributed Technology team, responsible for leading the development and implementation of customer offers and investment opportunities related to distributed assets for the regulated companies.

Formerly, Melisa was responsible for developing strategy for the Emerging Technology team and directing Duke Energy’s technology demonstration projects which provide lessons learned regarding the technology application, operational implications, and technology transfer within the business.

During her tenure with Duke Energy, she also served as director of wholesale origination and was responsible for leading the wholesale origination team in the execution of long-term sales contracts from the regulated generation portfolios of Duke Energy Carolinas and Indiana and for the procurement of supply side resources for the company. In addition, she has operational experience in system, planning and operating, and power delivery, as well as experience in regulatory affairs and business planning.

Melisa earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree, in Electrical Engineering, from Clemson University. She has also completed the Strategic Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.