Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Request to Adjust Electric Rates for the Cost of Renewable Energy
(Docket No. E-7 Sub 1229)
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 complying with North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), with changes taking effect September 1, 2020. DEC’s request would result in decreases in customers’ monthly bills as follows: For residential customers, the monthly REPS rider charge would decrease by $0.09. For general service and lighting customers, the monthly REPS rider charge would decrease by $0.80. And for industrial customers, the monthly REPS rider charge would decrease by $2.73.
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 1229.
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.