Technical Conference
Duke Energy’s
Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) Program
10:00 AM, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building 430, N. Salisbury, Raleigh
Docket No. E-2 Sub 1159
Docket No. E-7 Sub 1156

On May 1, 2019, the Commission issued an order in which it postponed Tranche 2 of Duke Energy’s CPRE Program, which had been scheduled for July of 2019. In that order, the Commission scheduled a technical conference to consider these questions:

1) The need for more detailed locational guidance and when that guidance should be published to market participants.

2) The reasonableness of the energy storage protocol that is a part of the CPRE pro forma power purchase agreement (PPA).

3) The reasonableness of the dispatchable PPA proposed by First Solar.

4) How to structure a “bid refresh” procedure and what amendments need to be made to Commission Rule R8-71(f)(3) to authorize that procedure

The purpose of this technical conference is to take further comments and hear arguments from the parties regarding these issues. Members of the public may attend the technical conference, but there will be no opportunity for public witness testimony.


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