Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Request to Adjust Electric Rates for the Cost of Fuel
(Docket No. E-7 Sub 1228)
9:30 am, June 9, 2020
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh


On February 25, 2020, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) filed a request to adjust its electric rates due to changes in the cost of fuel and related items, with changes taking effect September 1, 2020. DEC’s request would result in decreases of 0.1968 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for residential customers, 0.1417 cents per kWh for commercial customers, and 0.1084 cents per kWh for industrial customers. If approved, the net effect of DEC’s request would be to decrease the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity by $1.97.

A remote hearing is being held via WebEx beginning at 1:00 p.m. to take the testimony of expert witnesses. However, there will be an opportunity earlier in the day at 9:30 a.m. in for in-person public witness testimony in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh. (Here is information about how to give testimony before the Commission.) Weapons are strictly prohibited at Commission hearings, and everyone entering the building must pass through a metal detector. In addition to providing testimony, DEC customers may submit written statements 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 No. E-7 Sub 1228.

A remote hearing is being held via WebEx beginning at 1:00 p.m. to take the testimony of expert witnesses. However, there will be an opportunity earlier in the day at 9:30 a.m. in for in-person public witness testimony in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh. (Here is information about how to give testimony before the Commission.) Weapons are strictly prohibited at Commission hearings, and everyone entering the building must pass through a metal detector. In addition to providing testimony, DEC customers may submit written statements 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 No. E-7 Sub 1228.

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 change requests like this one. You can send the Public Staff a statement, or ask them a question, via email.


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