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Hearings of Interest 

Public Hearings 6/25, 6/26 & 9/10 – Request to Raise Water and Sewer Rates by Aqua North Carolina, Inc.

Public Hearing 8/14 - Gas Costs for Public Service Company of North Carolina

Public Hearings 8/28, 8/29, 9/19, 9/25, 9/26, 10/8 and 10/16 - Request to Raise Water and Sewer Rates by Carolina Water Service, Inc.

Oral Argument 9/4 - Duke Energy's Green Source Advantage Program and Rider

Public Hearing 9/18 - Duke Energy Progress's Annual Request to Adjust Electricity Prices via Cost Trackers

Public Hearing 9/20 - Request to Raise Water Rates by Water Resources, Inc.

Public Hearing 10/10 - Merger of Dominion Energy and SCANA

Public Hearing 11/14 - Request to Raise Water and Sewer Rates by GGCC Utility Co., Inc.



Duke Energy Carolinas Rate Order

Duke Energy Progress Rate Order

Fee Changes for Renewable Energy Facilities

Mandatory 10-Digit Local Dialing is Here for the 336/743 Area Code (see Docket P-100 Sub 137C)

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS)

Consumer Information

Utilities United Against Scams

Phone Scams Target Duke Customers


Beware of Unauthorized Movers

Unauthorized Movers Risk Fines

Moving 101 - A Consumer's Guide

Drought! - Non-Essential Water Usage Restrictions  

Press Releases

Commission Agendas

Summary Agendas

Detailed Agendas

Welcome to the North Carolina Utilities Commission

Revised forms Required for Renewable Energy Facility Filings: Effective May 1, 2018, the Commission will require the use of the following forms for certain renewable energy facility filings:

For further information, see the Commission’s Order Adopting Administrative, Technical, and Conforming Amendments to Commission Rules, issued on March 29, 2018, in Docket No. E-100, Subs 113, 121, and 134.

Anyone planning to electronically file a document in a new docket should fill out the Request to Reserve a Docket Number online form by clicking the button below.



The North Carolina Utilities Commission is an agency of the State of North Carolina created by the General Assembly to regulate the rates and services of all public utilities in North Carolina. It is the oldest regulatory body in state government. The present Commission evolved from the Railroad Commission which was created in 1891 and given authority to regulate railroad, steam boat, and telegraph companies.

Today, the Commission regulates electric, telephone (including payphone service and shared tenant service), natural gas, water, wastewater, water resale, household goods transportation, buses, brokers, and ferryboats. To a limited degree, the Commission regulates electric membership corporations, small power producers, and electric merchant plants. The Commission is also responsible for administering programs in North Carolina to ensure the safety of natural gas pipelines. The Commission does not regulate telephone membership corporations, cable TV, satellite, commercial mobile radio service, cellular, pagers, or data and internet service providers. For more information about the Commission, visit our History and Description page.

Mission Statement

The Commission is responsible to both the public and utilities and, by law (G. S. 62-2), must regulate in a manner designed to implement the policy of the State of North Carolina to:

  • Provide fair regulation of public utilities in the interest of the public.
  • Promote the inherent advantage of regulated public utilities.
  • Promote adequate, reliable, and economical utility service.
  • Promote least cost energy planning.
  • Provide just and reasonable rates and charges for public utility services and promote conservation of energy.
  • Assure that facilities necessary to meet future growth can be financed on reasonable and fair terms.
  • Encourage and promote harmony between utility companies and their customers.
  • Foster planned growth of public utility services.
  • Coordinate energy supply facilities with the state's development.
  • Cooperate with other states and the federal government in providing interstate and intrastate public utility service and reliability of energy supply.
  • Facilitate the construction of facilities in and the extension of natural gas service to unserved areas.
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