Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury, Raleigh, NC

The Commission will hold three hearings, back to back, on whether to approve three separate requests from Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke), for electricity price changes. Duke filed the requests on February 26, 2019. By law, Duke 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


The chart below shows the monthly impact for residential customers of the three price changes that Duke seeks. To see all of the documents for one of the proceedings, including details of each Duke 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-7 Sub 1190)
9:30 a.m. A residential monthly bill of 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) would increase by $1.07 per month, excluding the impact of regulatory fees. September 1, 2019
Programs that save energy or shift the timing of energy use
(Docket No. E-7 Sub 1192)
Immediately After Fuel Cost Hearing A residential monthly bill of 1,000 kWh would decrease by $0.47 per month, including the impact of regulatory fees. January 1, 2020
Renewable Energy
(Docket No. E-7 Sub 1191)
Immediately After Energy Conservation Cost Hearing The residential per-account charge for renewable energy would be $0.87 per month, a $0.80 increase from current monthly charges, excluding the impact of regulatory fees. September 1, 2019


The public hearings on these three price change requests will begin at 9:30 a.m. on June 4, 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 conduct an evidentiary hearing, including formal testimony from Duke’s expert witnesses. The Commission will begin with the fuel cost proceeding at 9:30 a.m. The exact timing of the hearings for the second and third proceedings cannot be predicted.

Attorneys for the Public Staff-North Carolina Utilities Commission will represent the using and consuming public during these hearings. If you’d like to ask them a question, send them an email here.

To file a comment with the Commission about one of Duke’s price change requests, send us an email here. Be sure to state in the subject line which of the three proceedings you are referencing.

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