Duke Energy Progress, LLC
Request to Raise Electric Rates
Docket No. E-2 Sub 1219
On October 30, 2019, Duke Energy Progress, LLC (DEP), filed an application with the Commission requesting authority to increase its rates for electric service in order to produce an additional $585.9 million in retail base revenues, an increase of about 15.6% over current revenues. For a residential electric customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month, the current monthly bill of $120.44 would increase to $137.73 under DEC’s proposal.
In its application, DEP stated that its request is driven by investments it has made since its 2017 rate case in Docket No. E-2 Sub 1142, including:
Additionally, the Company is requesting an accounting order for approval to:
The Commission has scheduled five hearings to receive testimony from DEP’s customers, as well as an expert witness hearing beginning May 4, 2020, for testimony and cross-examination of expert witnesses.
|Date||Time||Location||Docket||Description of Proceeding|
|Public Witness Hearings:|
|2/20/2020||7:00pm||Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 60 Court Plaza, Asheville||E-2 Sub 1219||Duke Energy Progress Application to Raise Electric Rates|
|2/27/2020||7:00pm||Richmond County Judicial Center, Jury Assembly Room, 3rd Floor, 105 W Franklin Street, Rockingham||E-2 Sub 1219||Duke Energy Progress Application to Raise Electric Rates|
|3/02/2020||7:00pm||Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury, Raleigh||E-2 Sub 1219||Duke Energy Progress Application to Raise Electric Rates|
|3/03/2020||7:00pm||New Hanover County Courthouse, Courtroom 317, 316 Princess Street, Wilmington||E-2 Sub 1219||Duke Energy Progress Application to Raise Electric Rates|
|3/04/2020||7:00pm||Greene County Courthouse, 301 North Greene Street, Snow Hill||E-2 Sub 1219||Duke Energy Progress Application to Raise Electric Rates|
|Expert Witness Hearing|
|5/04/2020||2:00pm||Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh||E-2 Sub 1219||Duke Energy Progress Application to Raise Electric Rates|
Here is information about providing testimony at a public hearing.
Weapons are strictly prohibited at Commission hearings, and everyone entering the building must pass through a metal detector.
Customers can also submit a written statement to the Commission via email. Be sure to include the docket number in the subject line. Another option is to mail a statement to the Commission at the address below. In either case, after two or three business days, statements are made part of the official record for the proceeding, and can be viewed on this website via Docket Number E-2 Sub 1219CS.
The Commission has also scheduled an evidentiary hearing for expert witness testimony which will begin at 2:00 p.m. on May 4, 2020, in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury, Raleigh. There will not be an opportunity for public comments at this hearing, but the public is welcome to attend.
The Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate, independent agency that represents the using and consuming public in matters before the Commission, including rate increase requests like this one. You can send the Public Staff a statement, or ask them a question, via email.