Integrated Resource Plans and
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard Plans for
Duke Energy Progress,
Duke Energy Carolinas, and
Dominion Energy North Carolina
Docket No. E-100 Sub 157
Monday, February 4, 2019
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh
Each year the Commission investigates the electric utilities’ integrated resource plans to ensure that the utilities are developing reliable projections of long-range demand for electricity, and that they are developing a combination of reliable resource options for meeting the anticipated demands in a cost effective way. Integrated resource planning is intended to identify those electric resource options that can be obtained at least cost to consumers consistent with adequate and reliable electric service. General Statute 62 2(a)(3a) requires the Commission to regulate electric utilities and their expansion plans consistent with long-term energy conservation and management policies, including assuring that “resources necessary to meet future growth through the provision of adequate, reliable utility service include use of the entire spectrum of demand-side options, including but not limited to conservation, load management and efficiency programs, as additional sources of energy supply and/or energy demand reductions.” Commission Rule R8-60 requires that each electric utility furnish the Commission a complete integrated resource plan in even-number years. These reports have been filed by Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Carolinas, and Dominion Energy North Carolina and are available here.
Commission Rule R8-67(b) requires each electric power supplier to annually file its plan for complying with North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (see G.S. 62-133.8). These REPS Compliance Plans are included in each utility’s Integrate Resource Plan filing.
The Commission has scheduled this hearing in order to receive testimony from non-expert public witnesses with respect to the Integrated Resource Plans and REPS Compliance Plans that have been filed by the State’s regulated electric utilities.
The Public Staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate agency that represents the using and consuming public in matters before the Commission. They will review the utilities’ plans and file their findings with the Commission. You can email the Public Staff to ask a question or make a statement about this proceeding here.
You can send the Commission a statement of your views on this matter here.
For information about testifying at an IRP hearing, please see this brochure.