Duke Energy Progress, LLC
Requests to Change Electricity Price Via Cost Trackers
(Docket Nos. E-2, Subs 1204, 1205, 1206 and 1207)
Public Hearing
Monday, September 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury, Raleigh, NC

On June 11 and 12, 2019, Duke Energy Progress, LLC (Progress), filed four separately-docketed requests for electricity prices changes. By law, Progress can request price changes once a year for the following kinds of costs:


  • Fuel and fuel-related costs
  • Costs of programs that save energy or shift the timing of electricity use
  • Costs for renewable energy
  • Costs to buy and operate the portion of five power plants previously owned by the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency


The chart below shows the impact on the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of the four price changes that Progress seeks. To see all of the documents for one of the proceedings, including details of each Progress proposal, click on the docket number in the chart below.

Cost-Adjustment Type Hearing Time Proposed Rate Change for Residential Customers Proposed Effective Date for the Price Change
Fuel and Related Costs
(Docket No. E-2 Sub 1204)
2:00 p.m. The monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) would decrease by $3.01 December 1, 2019
Renewable Energy
(Docket No. E-2 Sub 1205)
Immediately After Fuel Hearing The monthly charge for a residential customer would be $1.45 December 1, 2019
Programs that save energy or shift the timing of energy use
(Docket No. E-2 Sub 1206)
Immediately After Renewable Energy Hearing The monthly bill of a residential account using 1,000 kWh would decrease by $0.49 January 1, 2020
Joint Agency Asset Costs
(Docket No. E-2 Sub 1207)
Immediately After Energy Conservation Hearing The monthly bill of a residential account using 1,000 kWh would decrease by $0.51 December 1, 2019


The Commission has scheduled public hearings on these four price change requests, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. on September 9, 2019, and proceed one after the other until concluded. Public witness testimony will be heard near the beginning of each proceeding. (For information on providing such testimony, click here.) After public witnesses are heard, the Commission will hear testimony from expert witnesses for the parties, including testimony from Progress’s expert witnesses. The Commission will begin with the fuel cost proceeding at 2:00 p.m. When that proceeding is finished, there will be a short break before the Commission starts the hearing for the next proceeding, and so forth until all four matters have been heard. The exact timing of the hearings for the second, third and fourth proceedings cannot be predicted.

If there is no opposition to a price change, it is possible that one or more of these hearings will be canceled.

Attorneys for the Public Staff-North Carolina Utilities Commission will represent the using and consuming public during these hearings. If you have a question about the hearings, you can send the Public Staff an email.

If you’d like to file a comment with the Commission about one of Progress’s price change requests, you can send the Commission an email here and it will become part of the formal record in the proceeding. Be sure to state in the subject line which of the four proceedings you are referencing. If you prefer, you can mail the Commission a statement at the address below. In any event, the statement will become part of the formal record in the proceeding in about 3 days.

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